What is Elote? Recipe Inside

In the world of street food, there are few dishes as iconic as elote. This Mexican street corn is served on a cob and smothered in a creamy, spicy sauce. It’s the perfect snack for a hot summer day, and it’s one of our personal favorites. If you’ve never had elote before, trust us when we say that you’re missing out. Read on to learn more about this amazing dish.

The History of Elote

Elote is thought to have originated in Mexico, though the exact origin story is unknown. Some say that elote was first served at Aztec festivals, while others claim that it was introduced by Spanish colonists. Regardless of its origins, one thing is for sure: elote is now an integral part of Mexican cuisine.

How to Make Elote

If you want to try your hand at making this dish at home, the good news is that it’s actually pretty simple. All you need is some fresh corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder (or hot sauce), and lime juice. Start by cooking the corn in boiling water for three to five minutes. Once it’s cooked, allow it to cool before coating it in mayonnaise. Next, sprinkle on the cheese and chili powder. Finally, squeeze some fresh lime juice over the top. And that’s it! Your elote is ready to eat.


1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, cotija cheese, and chili powder.
2. Cut the kernels off the cooked corn and add them to the bowl with the mayonnaise mixture.
3. Mix everything together until well coated.
4. Season with salt and pepper, then squeeze fresh lime juice over the top before serving.


1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon Small Axe Peppers Ghost Pepper hot sauce
4 ears fresh corn, cooked and cooled
1 lime, juiced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Best Hot Sauce for Elote

We recommend using Small Axe Peppers Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce in this recipe because it not only contains spicy ghost peppers but also it contains chipotle pepper in it. Chipotle pepper adds a certain smokiness that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the corn, the creaminess of the mayonnaise, and the acidity of the lime juice.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make snack, look no further than elote. This Mexican street corn dish is perfect for a hot summer day, and it’s sure to please any crowd. So what are you waiting for? Give elote a try today!