Aldi Street Corn Dip is my latest favorite find! It takes all the deliciousness of street corn and serves it up in a dip form! You’ve got creamy, cheesy, a little spicy and a little crunchy! This is definitely deliciousness in a tub – but guess what – you can make it at home!!! It’s so easy to make and perfect for game day, parties or even a topping!Jump to Recipe
Why make this Mexican Street Corn Dip Recipe?
Aldi has such great foodie finds and this street corn dip is a favorite among Aldi fans! I devoured that tub in a day! As soon as I did – I knew I had to decipher these flavors into a recipe because I’m going to need to make this on a regular basis!
I love this dip because it’s got lots of textures as well as being cheesy & creamy! You can’t go wrong with this tasty dip.
If you haven’t been to Aldi yet – this grocery chain is kind of a cult! My sister used to call it the poor store – but it’s hip and cool now! Other Aldi finds are their Taziki and Mexicali Dip! Their dips are usually not in the aisles – they’re either in the very front of the store or the back wall with the cheeses.
What do you eat with Aldi Street Corn Dip?
If you’re looking to dip into the snack dip – Fritos corn chips scoops are my favorite. They’re hearty enough to handle all the chunky ingredients and the thickness from the cream cheese! Tortilla chips will also work as long as they’re not the super thin ones.
You can also use this dip as a topping! I’ve used it as a topping on tortillas, tacos and sweet potatoes; a dip for taquitos and even topped it on chicken breast for dinner!
Do you heat street corn dip?
You sure can! If you want it to be a little looser – heat it in the microwave before serving and it will scoop a little easier. That said – I like it right out of the refrigerator!
What is Street Corn?
I first experienced street corn, also known as elote, at a market in San Antonio years ago and have been a fan ever since!
Street corn can use ears of corn – or corn kernels off the cob and served in a cup – it’s corn topped with a mixture of mayo and/or sour cream, sprinkled with cheese and a little paprika or chili powder. A lot of places in Texas also sprinkle on Hot Cheetos crumbs for a little crunch!
What is in Aldi’s Street Corn Dip?
Aldi’s Street Corn Dip is chock full of deliciousness – here’s what you’ll need:
- cream cheese – Aldi’s uses neufchâtel cheese – which has a little less milk fat – but either will work
- sour cream – you can also use Mexican crema if you like or Greek yogurt
- mayonnaise – I always use Duke’s Mayo
- whole kernel corn, fire roasted – you can use frozen, canned or fresh corn – the fire roasted is a bonus if you can find it
- monterey jack cheese
- cotija cheese – this is a Mexican cheese that comes in a round block and crumbles easily. You can also substitute feta cheese if you’d like.
- chili powder
- smoked paprika
- garlic powder
- hot sauce – no specific brand reco here – just use your favorite
- lime juice
- fresh cilantro
- OPTIONAL: if you want to make this spicier, you can grate in a jalapeño pepper
How to make Aldi’s Street Corn Dip
This is the easiest part – you just mix it all together!!! Here’s a couple of tips:
- Leave out the cream cheese on your counter for at least an hour until it’s at room temperature.
- In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream and mayo first – the creaminess of the sour cream & mayo will loosen up the cream cheese. You can mix this by hand or use a hand mixer.
- Then add your red chili spices & seasonings to the cream cheese mixture. This will ensure it’s all incorporated into the more liquid ingredients.
- Finally, fold in your cheeses and corn.
- You can garnish with fresh cilantro and another squeeze of lime juice.
How do you store street corn dip?
The dip makes about two cups of dip – twice as much as one little tub! Store in airtight glass containers and refrigerate up to two weeks.
Copycat Aldi Street Corn Dip Recipe
- 1 block cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup Duke's mayonnaise
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 cup whole kernel corn fire roasted
- 1/3 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup cotija cheese crumbled
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- In a medium batter bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.1 block cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup Duke's mayonnaise
- Add in chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce and lime juice.1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 1 tsp lime juice
- Fold in corn and cheeses.1 cup whole kernel corn, 1/3 cup monterey jack cheese, 1/3 cup cotija cheese
- Refrigerate and serve with chips