Corn in a Cup (Elote en Vaso)
10 ears corn
shucked and kernels removed
1?¼ cups butter
2?½ cups lime juice
2?½ cups crema Mexicana (Mexican cream)
1 teaspoon chili powder
or to taste
salt to taste
1?¼ cups crumbled cotija cheese
1 dash hot pepper sauce (such as Valentina®)
or to taste (Optional)
10 wedges fresh lime
Place corn in a saucepan and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and return corn to saucepan.
Spoon 3/4 cup corn into 10 serving bowls; add 2 tablespoons butter to each and stir until butter is melted. Mix 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 cup crema Mexicana into each bowl; sprinkle a generous amount of chili powder over each. Season with salt.
Top each serving with 2 tablespoons cotija cheese and hot sauce; garnish with a lime wedge.
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