Cream of Elote

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Cream of Elote
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6
Updated July 18, 2017


tablespoons butter
jalapeño, stem removed, cut in half
onion, chopped
cloves of garlic, mashed
ears of corn, kernels cut off of the husk (grilled, optional)
bay leaf
teaspoon seasoning salt
ozs chicken broth
pint half and half cream
cup crumbled queso fresco
slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


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  • 1
    Place a large Dutch oven or pot over a medium high flame and melt the butter.
  • 2
    Add jalapeño, onion, and garlic to the butter and sauté for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add in corn kernels, bay leaf, and seasoning salt. Mix to combine.
  • 4
    Add in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover pot with a lid and allow to boil for 25 minutes.
  • 5
    Discard bay leaf from soup.
  • 6
    Pour half of soup mixture into a blender, and pour half of the pint of half and half cream into the blender. Blend on high for a minute. Empty blender into a big bowl, then pour second half of soup mixture and half and half into blender and blend for a minute.
  • 7
    Pour all blended soup into the bowl.
  • 8
    Add in queso fresco, and mix well.
  • 9
    Garnish the top with crumbled bacon pieces.
  • 10
    Serve hot and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Grilling the corn beforehand adds a touch of a smoky flavor to the soup. It is optional but if you have the time I highly recommend it!

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • There’s a man that drives by my house about 3 or 4 times a week selling elotes (corn) out of his station wagon. I can always hear him coming by my house about a quarter mile away because he screams out the driver side window, “Elotes!” at the top of his lungs, followed by 3 horn-honks. One day I decided to prepare Cream of Elote with vegetables instead of flour as a thickener. My friend was a bit reluctant when I told her... that was until she tried it and realized it was not only tasty and hearty, but also totally legit! Check out this recipe and enjoy.

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