How to Make Frozen Sweet Corn

12 ears
1 hr 4 min

We love fresh corn on the cob, but the season is too short. We preserve corn by freezing it. It can take a few hours to get several dozen done, but it's worth it for the fresh taste.

We make our freezer corn outside over a fire. This keeps the heat and mess to a minimum.

Corn has to be blanched before freezing. If you don't stop the enzymes, they will still cause the corn to get mushy even in the freezer. The freezer slows down the process, but you need to boil the corn for a few minutes and then cool it quickly to stop the process.

Then cut off the corn and place the corn in freezer bags or freezer containers. It's a pretty easy way to preserve food for the winter. We get the kids involved and make it a family activity. You can use a knife, a mandolin, or a corn stripper to easily remove the corn kernels.

Your freezer corn is good for about a year in the freezer.

How to Make Frozen Sweet Corn
Recipe details
  • 12  ears
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 4 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 4 min
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  • 12 ears of corn
  • Water
  • Ice

Husk the corn and remove the silk. Cut off bad spots and wash.
Boil a large pot of water. Add the cleaned corn and boil for 4 minutes.
Then remove the corn with tongs and place in ice water for 4 minutes.
Remove the corn from the ice water and set on a tray. When it's cool enough to handle, cut the corn off with a knife.
Then place the corn in freezer bags or freezer containers and freeze for up to a year.
  • You can keep reusing the boiling water, but let it come back to a boil before you do the next batch.
Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
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