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.
Want more corn recipes? Try these next:
Wondering how long to boil corn on the cob? We’ve got you covered with this classic boiled corn on the cob recipe. Serve hot with lots of butter and salt.
This Corn Salsa recipe is a Chipotle copycat with corn, peppers, onions, and cilantro. It can be eaten with chips or on top of chicken, tacos, or fish!
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.
Juleen Vallafskey says
Love freezer sweet corn! We make BIG batches in the nesco and it lasts all year!
Shimla Hills says
Nice points shared by you regarding iqf corns.
Lin Collins says
I have to commend you for attempting to cook food when you obviously have no experience doing so the old fashioned way. Your freezer corn method is interesting, and may be good assuming one likes to eat a bit of corn with their sugar. That said I forget that I’m old and that new ways aren’t always bad. I can remember when one put up corn without a freezer, called canning, and need to point out that one does not EVER “peel” corn. One “shucks the husks” from an ear of corn. I have to ask though WHY anyone would 1) cut the corn off a raw cob instead of blanching and then cutting off the cob. It’s so much more difficult when raw. 2) add water and sugar to the corn one is freezing? It takes up space and is redundant if one has blanched properly. The sugar part I suppose is simply a matter of taste but it should be known that one could survive if needed without it.
Mary L. Forster says
Good points..thank you!
Judy Elander says
If you cannot say anything “nice”, do not say anything at all!
This is by far the most condescending comment I have ever read in this site. I cannot believe you can sleep at night after saying these things to another human being. The attitude I can hear behind the words in your comment is nothing I would ever expect from an “older person”. What ever happened to being kind? Do you feel the need to correct everyone’s language when they are explaining something? Because this person didn’t use the word “shuck”, you decide it is your place to belittle and (obviously TRY to) humiliate this person? All because their “lingo” does not match what you have decided, unilaterally, is “correct”? All of this, in front of a potential audience of thousands? Tell me this, keyboard warrior extreme, would you get up in front of a crowd of millions to still try and show how “intelligent” you are, because you use the proper term for taking kernels of corn off the cob? Is that the proper term? “Kernels”? Or do you prefer “seeds”? Or, perhaps, some other obscure term assigned to corn back in the 1800’s? I’m sorry, can I call it corn? Or maybe you prefer “maze” since maybe somehow that is the correct term in your eyes? I legitimately cannot believe the amount of disrespect you’ve shown shown with your comment.