How to Freeze Corn

Simple Step-by-Step Instructions with Pictures

Child Shucking Corn Cobs

Learn how to freeze corn with these picture book instructions. Freezing corn is my favorite way to preserve the taste of fresh corn for two reasons:

  • Freezer corn comes close to tasting like fresh corn on the cob.
  • I like to freeze corn because processing quarts of corn in the pressure cooker takes 85 minutes and 55 minutes for pints. Freezing Corn is so much faster.

Learn two methods of freezing corn.

  • First you’ll learn how to freeze your corn using the “Best Fresh Frozen Corn” recipe. This winter you’ll think your eating corn straight from the garden.
  • You’ll also learn the basics of how to freeze corn if you don’t want all that butter and sugar on your corn. Skip down to instructions.

Freezing Corn Supplies and Equipment:

  • Fresh Corn on the Cob
  • Sugar, Salt, Butter - not need for basic corn
  • Sharp Knife, Saucepan
  • Freezer or Storage Bags
    (See note on Freezer Bags)

  • You’ll need a large blancher or stockpot for blanching the corn when using the basic freezing corn instructions

“The Best, Fresh, Frozen Corn”

Note: You can double or triple the batch if you want. It speeds things up.

Family Shucking Corn

  1. Pick and shuck your fresh corn. Make sure to get off the corn silk.

  2. Cut the fresh, raw corn off the cob.

  3. Put 8 cups of corn kernels in a sauce pan.

  4. Add 1 ½ teaspoon salt, 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 cube butter, and ½ cup water

  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, and boil for five minutes.

  6. Let it cool, put the corn into freezer bag, seal the bag, and freeze it. It's Very Good!

The Basics of How to Freeze Corn

How to Freeze Corn Step By Step Pictures

  1. Pick and shuck your fresh corn. Make sure to get off the corn silk.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large blancher or stockpot (fill pot halfway full of water). After the water is boiling, add your cobs of corn. Blanch the cobs of corn for 5-6 minutes.

    Click on the link to learn - Why is blanching important?
    How to blanch your corn?

  3. Cut the blanched corn off the cob.
  4. Put the corn into freezer bags, seal, and freeze.


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