Freezer Sweet Corn Recipe
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Freezer Sweet Corn Recipe

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Whenever I serve this summertime go-to, people can't believe that it's frozen and not fresh. It stays crisp-tender and now I can have "fresh" corn any time of the year. —Judy Oudekerk, St. Michael, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 quarts fresh corn (cut from about 20 ears)
  • 1 quart hot water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 113 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a stockpot, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to large shallow containers; cool, stirring occasionally. Freeze in resealable plastic freezer bags or freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Yield: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Freezer Sweet Corn in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p45

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"I have misplaced this recipe on Yahoo! Here it is, this is the best and only way to freeze our corn. Making this for friends in Arizona who wants to take some back home at Christmas time, promised them I'd make it for them if they leave room in their cooler full of our delicious Iowa CORN fed beef!"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"I have used the recipe for years and given the recipe to more people than I can count. Everyone that tries freezing corn this way says it is the best. We grow more sweet corn that we can use so we are giving it away in feed bags full. People come back year after year for corn to freeze using this recipe. One suggestion---I cut my corn off of the cob outside, that way there is no mess in the house. Use the picnic table, a TV tray or whatever to save splatters in the house.

My husband just loves corn this way. It is the next best thing to fresh corn!"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"Can't wait to try this way. We did ears of corn last summer. I have a Seal-a-Meal. We steamed the corn under a damp towel 4 ears at a time in the microwave-minus the silks. 2mins. Removed the husks put in the bags sealed & froze it. Enjoyed the fruit of labor until Christmas. So good."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"I like a little crunch to my frozen corn and boiling for 5 to 7 minutes just leaves...well, no crunch at all. I bring a pan of water to boil, add 4 to 6 ears of corn for 4 minutes (doesn't need to come back to boil...4 mins only). Put the ears in iced, cold water to cool, cut from cob and freeze in bags. Now that's summertime fresh tasting corn from the freezer."

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"There is really no need for the added sugar, or the butter. Just blanch the corn while it is still on the cob, then cut kernels from cob. There's less splattering of the 'milk' this way than when corn is cut from cob uncooked. Then bag & freeze. Tastes like fresh corn when reheated. I've been doing it this way for many years."

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