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The Best Frozen Sweet Corn Recipe (How to Make Freezer Corn the RIGHT Way)

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 How to make the best frozen sweet corn recipe.  Enjoy fresh tasting corn all winter with this easy preserving recipe.


Although I do can quite a bit of food to preserve it for the winter, I don't ever can corn.  Instead, we make the best frozen sweet corn recipe.  


I wasn't even going to blog how to make freezer corn since it's so easy.  Then I couldn't remember how long to blanch the corn, so I started researching.




I was shocked that the top results had a completely different method than what my family used.  To be honest, their method looked easier.


Thankfully, I did more research and found out why my family as always stuck with the same method.  I'll get into it in below, but it makes for fresher tasting corn when you get it out of the freezer.


The Best Frozen Sweet Corn Recipe


We love sweet corn.  We eat it several times a week during the summer, and we always buy several extra dozen to make the best frozen sweet corn recipe.


Corn is up to $9 a dozen here!  That's crazy because I am literally looking out my living room window at a corn field.


The corn doesn't have to travel far here!


We buy it directly from the farmers for about $6 a dozen.  It's more than I'd like to spend, but it's delicious and we support the farmer directly.

 

Last week, my husband found an Amish farmer selling corn for $2 a dozen.  He bought his last 5 dozen.  We spent the next day making the best frozen sweet corn recipe.


We ended up getting 15 bags with about 2 cups of corn in each bag.  I'd still like to get more freezer corn put up this year, but it's a good start.


How to Make Freezer Corn the RIGHT Way


All over the first page of Google, the recipes are all the same.  Cut the corn off of the cob, cook it with butter, salt, and sugar.  Then freeze.


This method looked easier than what I do, but then I found the secret.  Corn has natural enzymes.  You need to inactivate them by blanching the corn.


Blanching is simply boiling the water for a shorter than you would to cook it.  Then you place it in ice cold water to stop it from cooking.


If you don't blanch the corn, can lose its color, flavor, and nutrients.  It can also become mushy.  


It's important to place the corn in an ice water bath after blanching it.  This stops the starch in the corn from overcooking, which helps it stay firmer.


If you use this method for making freezer corn, you'll have corn that's full of flavor with a texture that's very similar to fresh picked corn.

 

Freezing Corn on the Cob


I know that the fun of sweet corn is eating it off of the cob.  Unfortunately, I've never had success freezing corn on the cob.  It always ends up tasting like the cob and has an almost rubbery texture.


The cobs take up a lot of freezer space, too.  I put 15 bags in my freezer and only used about 8 inches of one shelf.


Freezer Containers


I used to use freezer containers, but I switched to freezer bags a few years ago.  I put about 2 cups of corn in them.  Then I close it half way and flatten it.  Push all of the air out and seal completely.  


Lay them flat in the freezer.  Then when they are frozen, you can stand them upright to stack them in a drawer or even the door of the freezer.


I prefer to use Ziploc brand freezer bags.  I've had problems with generic bags not sealing or even breaking.  You don't want to work this hard for the best frozen sweet corn recipe only to have the bag rip!

 

How to Make The Best Frozen Sweet Corn Recipe


Ingredients


Directions


Step #1


Husk the corn and remove any bad spots.  Try to get as much silk off as you can.  Wash with cool water.



Step #2


Bring water to boil in a large stockpot.  It's hot and I didn't want to heat up the kitchen, so we used the fire pit outside.  

This was very nice because the cleanup outside was so easy!

Step #3


Blanch several pieces of corn in boiling water for 4 minutes.  



Step #4


Immediately place the corn in ice water to stop the cooking process.  Let sit for 4 minutes.



Step #5


Remove the corn from the ice bath after 4 minutes and place on a tray.  Start cutting off the corn with a knife, electric knife, or corn stripper.



Step #6


Fill freezer containers or freezer bags.  I put 2 cups in each bag, but you can adjust it for your needs.



It's important that the water is boiling when you put the corn in.  We let it come back to a boil after we removed the corn.  

Basically, our process was boil for 4 minutes, cold water for 4 minutes, then place the next round in the water and repeat.  It took about two hours to do 5 dozen ears of corn, but we weren't working fast either.  

The more corn you make, the quicker it gets per dozen.  I'd rather do 10 dozen in one day than over two or more days.

I hope you enjoy this best frozen sweet corn recipe!

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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
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Frozen Sweet Corn

Frozen Sweet Corn

Prep time: 1 hourCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 2 H
How to make freezer corn that tastes fresh and firm after freezing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen ears of corn

Instructions:

  1. Husk the corn and remove any bad spots. Try to get as much silk off as you can. Wash with cool water.
  2. Bring water to boil in a large stockpot. 
  3. Blanch several pieces of corn in boiling water for 4 minutes.
  4. Immediately place the corn in ice water to stop the cooking process. Let sit for 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the corn from the ice bath after 4 minutes and place on a tray. Start cutting off the corn with a knife, electric knife, or corn stripper.
  6. Fill freezer containers or freezer bags. I put 2 cups in each bag, but you can adjust it for your needs.

Calories

76.32

Fat (grams)

1.19

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.16

Carbs (grams)

16.68

Fiber (grams)

1.91

Net carbs

14.77

Sugar (grams)

3.61

Protein (grams)

2.71

Sodium (milligrams)

0.79

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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  1. Hi! Question about the boiling time. After you get the water boiling and put the cobs in, it takes a bit to get it back to boiling. Do you start the 4 minutes as soon as you put it in the boiled water? Or wait until it comes back to boil?

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    1. We let it come back to a boil, which took about 4 minutes. Our process was boil for 4 minutes, let sit in ice for 4 minutes. By then, the water was boiling again and we put more corn in the water while we cut the corn off of the precious batch. We were working over a very hot fire. It could take longer on the stove. We boiled 6-8 at a time.

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