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Mexican Street Style Popcorn

Mexican Street Style Popcorn

Love the street corn – or elote – you can get from vendors on the streets of places like Mexico City? Then you’ll love this Mexican popcorn recipe! It brings the authentic flavors of street corn from the streets to your home and is super easy to snack on. It’s easy to make too – after opening bags of freshly popped popcorn, all you need to do is mix together a variety of traditional Mexican ingredients you can get from Don Juan Chiles to give the popped kernels those same sweet, savory, tangy, and spicy flavors.

You can use any kind of popcorn with our Mexican popcorn recipe to make it uniquely your own, and you may want to experiment with different types to see which you like the best.


Mexican popcorn is an easy snack food to make and will instantly upgrade your popcorn from bland and boringly buttered to sweet, savory, and a little spicy. It takes popcorn from being a movie-time snack to an anytime snack. Check out our recipe below!




  1. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and remove any unpopped kernels.
  2. Whisk together the butter, mayonnaise and lime juice in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle over the popcorn and gently toss to coat.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, paprika, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  5. Sprinkle over the popcorn and gently toss to coat.
  6. Serve immediately

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