Freezing Fresh Corn

by Kelsey Norwood

in Food

freezing corn

Winco had corn on the cob on sale 10/$1 so I bought 40 ears to freeze. Frozen corn is so much tastier than canned! I had some left over from before, so I did 45 ears of corn in about an hour – not bad!

freeze fresh corn

Blanch corn for 5 minutes – I had 2 pots of water going. Add the corn slowly to keep the boil going and start the time when the last ear is in.

When the time is up, transfer the corn from the boiling water to ice water to stop the cooking as immediately as possible.

best way to freeze corn

Cut corn off cob, put in freezer bags, label, and you’re done!

I can’t wait to have real corn all winter long!


1 Sharon August 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

Just wondering how you cut the kernels off the cob? Without making a mess of the entire kitchen?!? I just went to one of those kitchen gear home parties and ordered something called a corn zipper. I haven’t received it yet so don’t know how it will work. Looking forward to freezing lots of corn this fall though!

2 Kelsey August 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

I just cut it off, one side at a time onto a flexible cutting board and then scrape it off into my ziplock bag. I didn’t think it was messy – maybe I have very low cleanliness standards!

3 Kristina @ Our Little Lentil August 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I just got a coupon for our local Earth Fare, for 10 local ears for $1, and since hubs and I don’t eat THAT much corn, it should last a while :)

4 Jen T August 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

You know you can just free the whole thing on the cob too and then have corn-on-the cob all winter. That is the best!

5 Michelle August 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Are you people kidding me?! 10 ears of FRESH corn for $1?! You’re killing me! When I find a great deal it’s still a quarter each, and lately it’s just been on sale for 3/$1. I think I need to hop on a plane…

6 Brynna August 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

I just spent a few days doing this too! Though we grow our own (an acre) so it took me a while longer. LOL We do it the same way, cutting the kernels off, and we make sure to scrape the cobs afterwards too to get as much liquid in as possible. I don’t think it’s really messy either, I just do it in a big 9×13 cake pan. It IS messy when we do hundreds of cobs at a time though and there are like 8 of us in the kitchen. LOL We *heart* freezer corn.

7 Lindsey August 6, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Wow, how easy! I’m totally going to do it!

8 Kimberly August 8, 2010 at 5:04 am

We just did this Friday with my mom and sisters…. 31 quart bags are now in the freezer!

9 Sue D August 10, 2010 at 11:19 am

I am waiting for my corn to ripen and then I will do the same. My husband put a nail on a small board and I put the corn on that to hold it steady while I cut.

10 Linsey August 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I just did this on Monday! I participate in a co-op here called Bountiful Baskets and they get as much produce as close to locally grown as possible. It’s awesome. When everything comes into season the farms offer things in bulk for canning and freezing. We just got 25 lbs. of corn for $10.50. Talk about a killer deal! I was so excited. I froze it about 2 cups per bag after I put a little salt and sugar in. Mmmm, so yummy. I haven’t solved the mess problem. I figure corn is one of the easiest things to freeze and harvest. Canning and freezing always makes a mess if it involves something juicy. It’s worth it to me to have easy meals later. I’d like to know how that corn zipper works, though.

11 April J August 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

What a great idea! I always miss fresh corn after the summer is over! I’m definitely going to try this!! Thanks!!

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