- 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
- In a stockpot, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to large shallow containers to cool quickly, stirring occasionally. Freeze in resealable plastic freezer bags or freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Yield: 3 quarts.
Reviews forFreezer Sweet Corn
"I learned this method from my husband's grandmother, years ago, and have used it since. However, over the years I have quit adding sugar, as corn has gotten sweeter with the multicolor corn. Why add sugar when you don't need it, right!"
"I am making this right now and I am not sure what to do with all the liquid? Do you add it to freezer bags or strain? HELP!!"
"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."
"This is a delicious way to freeze corn and is a wonderful way to preserve that fresh corn taste to enjoy months later!!!"
"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 ."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."