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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L KLASSEN User ID: 8920560 253114
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Very easy to do when you have young children. I switched to this recipe that doesn't use scalding water when our children where younger and never used the hot water method again. :) Also much more relaxing if you have interruptions. No hot water waiting on the stove. You can always skimp on the sugar and butter if you prefer."

thecreativebaker User ID: 7200207 250649
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2016

"This is a delicious way to freeze corn and is a wonderful way to preserve that fresh corn taste to enjoy months later!!!"

Fcbartlow User ID: 8178460 250640
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"The very best corn ,family loves it .l don't agree with the one reviewer you must put the sugar & butter in and cook it a little .otherwise it will not be sweet creamy and o so good it will be just plain old frozen corn compliments to the creator of this recipe ."

krisyp1983 User ID: 4017899 228722
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!"

redcow User ID: 47124 228645
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!"

nancye49 User ID: 4289123 7529
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."

Penny Lane3 User ID: 5747073 5990
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."

Chooky User ID: 2747402 9532
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."

Polishfoodie User ID: 7827701 9336
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"This is by far the best corn you will ever taste! It is a little bit of summer that you can have anytime of the year. Just try it, you will not be disappointed."

wagamw61 User ID: 3831099 199778
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"My family members can't believe its frozen corn. Its so sweet. Served it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!"

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