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Cold Corn Dip

5 from 5 votes

When you’re craving a tasty snack without turning on the oven, this Cold Corn Dip really satisfies! It’s creamy, a bit sweet from the corn, and has a kick from the jalapenos. Pass some chips and dig in!

Cold corn dip in a black bowl with tortilla chips around it.

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Pass the margaritas and dig into this amazing Cold Corn Dip! Ready in just minutes, it’s creamy, spicy, cheesy, chunky, and oh-so-good! Everybody loves this dip. I’ve served it at game day gatherings, outdoor BBQs and picnics, parties, and more, and it always disappears!

I also love serving it on a taco bar or a guacamole snack board. It is such a pretty dip and is a nice flavor alternative to salsas and other dips.

The secret ingredient in this dip is corn. Use corn on the cob and grill it, roast it, or air fry it to get some caramelized nuttiness, and it REALLY amps up the corn flavor in the recipe!

Super easy to make, once the corn is ready, this dip comes together in a jiffy.

Cold Corn Dip on a snack board with guacamole, chips, and more.
Cold Corn Dip on a guacamole snack board on a Big Board.

What you’ll love about Cold Corn Dip


  • You can customize the spiciness!
  • It’s easy to double or triple to make as much as you need.
  • It’s loaded with flavor and everyone loves it!

Ingredients

  • Corn – Roasted, grilled, or air fried corn makes this dip AMAZING!
  • Mayonnaise – Any kind will do.
  • Sour cream – I perfer full-fat sour cream, but any kind will work.
  • Green onions – White and green parts; thinly sliced.
  • Cheddar cheese – Sharp cheddar; yellow or white.
  • Red bell peppers – Finely chopped.
  • Jalapeno – Seeded and finely chopped.
  • Ranch dressing powder
  • Lime juice – From a fresh lime.
Labeled ingredients to make Cold Corn Dip.

How To Make The Best Cold Corn Dip

  1. Roast, grill, or air-fry the corn on the cob until the kernels are cooked, then when cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob.
  2. Mix the corn kernels with the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese, red bell peppers, jalapeno, and ranch dressing powder.
  3. Add a squirt of lime juice to brighten up the flavor, if desired.
  4. Chill the dip for 30 minutes before serving, then dig in!
Cold corn dip in a black bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • This dip can be made up to a day in advance; the flavors just get better!
  • Like your dip spicier? Use a serrano chili instead of a jalapeno.
  • Use a full-flavored cheese. Sharp cheddar is my favorite but Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, marble, and even cotija cheeses will all work.
  • Sour cream and mayonnaise? Yes, you bet! I am not a big fan of mayo, but when you use half mayo and half sour cream, magical things happen. Trust me!
  • Garnish the top with a bit of shredded cheese, a sprinkle of chipotle powder, or some finely chopped cilantro.

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Serving Suggestions

I love serving this dip with tortilla chips at events of all kinds. There is dairy in it, so make sure you keep it refrigerated until ready to serve. You can also add it to a gaucamole snack board, and really wow everyone!

Storage

Cold Corn Dip will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, after that it’ll start to get a bit runny. Store it in an airtight container. It won’t freeze.

Cold corn dip in a black bowl with tortilla chips around it.
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5 from 5 votes

Cold Corn Dip

Super easy and oh-so-good, this creamy, spicy, and delish Cold Corn Dip is perfect for sharing! Pass the tortilla chips and dig in!
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword cold corn dip, cold dip, corn, corn dip, dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 289kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels from about 2 grilled, roasted, or air-fried con on the cobs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions white and green parts
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice to taste

Instructions

  • Roast, grill, or air-fry the corn on the cob until the kernels are cooked, then when cool enough to handle, cut the kernels off the cob. Do this step ahead of time.
  • Mix the corn kernels with the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese, red bell peppers, jalapeno, and ranch dressing powder.
  • Add a squirt of lime juice to brighten up the flavor, if desired.
  • Chill the dip for 30 minutes before serving, then dig in!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • This dip can be made up to a day in advance; the flavors just get better!
  • Like your dip spicier? Use a serrano chili instead of a jalapeno.
  • Use a full-flavored cheese. Sharp cheddar is my favorite but Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, marble, and even cotija cheeses will all work.
  • Sour cream and mayonnaise? Yes, you bet! I am not a big fan of mayo, but when you use half mayo and half sour cream, magical things happen. Trust me!
  • Garnish the top with a bit of shredded cheese, a sprinkle of chipotle powder, or some finely chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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5 thoughts on “Cold Corn Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    This dip is so so delicious, a perfect balance of tangy and creamy with some sweetness from the corn and a little bit of heat. Heaven! I’ll be making this again for sure.

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  2. 5 stars
    Omgggg this was SO good with some chopped serrano peppers mixed in. We served with crackers at game night last night and everyone was raving about it.

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  3. 5 stars
    I never tried a dip like this, and it was a treat with my homemade tortilla chips. I may have eaten the entire serving myself….

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