Making Freezer Corn is super easy and it’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the delicious taste of fresh sweet corn all year long!
Whether you have an excess of corn of the cob or are just planning ahead, you’ll love having freezer corn ready to go when you want it.
How To Make Freezer Corn
Start by peeling the corn on the cob and removing the silks. Try to remove as many of the silks as possible so that they don’t end up in your frozen corn.
Rinse the peeled cobs of corn and then cut the corn off of the cob. This can be a little messy and a few kernels are bound to go flying. Here are a few suggestions for cutting the corn off of the cob:
- Bundt Pan: Stand one end of the cob on the center cone of the bundt pan. Cut the corn off of the cob and it should fall into the pan.
- Roasting Pan: Use a roasting pan instead of a bundt pan since it is bigger and may catch more kernels.
- Corn Peeler: Try a corn peeler like this to cut the corn from the cob.
Put the corn, water, sugar, butter, and salt in a large stockpot and stir to combine.
Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow the corn to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then transfer the corn along with the liquid into labeled zip top freezer bags.
You could also freeze the corn in airtight containers. With either option, be sure to leave some headspace for expansion.
Try to remove as much air as possible from the bag and then seal it shut. Lay the bags of corn flat in the freezer until they are frozen. That way they are stackable.
How long can I store freezer corn?
Freezer corn should last 8-12 months in the freezer when stored in the proper conditions. The main thing to watch for is freezer burn.
How do I cook freezer corn?
You can cook homemade freezer corn the same way to you cook store-bought frozen corn.
- Stovetop: Put the frozen corn and 1 cup of water into a stockpot or saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then, cover and reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Microwave: Put the frozen corn and 1/2 cup of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 6-7 minutes, stirring halfway through.
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Flavorful Corn Dip is the perfect dish to bring to your next party or backyard barbecue. Serve cold or hot with corn chips or tortilla chips.
A Corn Salad is a creamy combination of fresh sweet corn, colorful peppers, and ripe tomatoes! It is the perfect summer salad for potlucks, picnics, and barbecues.