How to make Freezer Corn – Sweet Corn Recipe

08/26/2016 12:00 pm · 63 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

How to make Freezer Corn – Sweet Corn Recipe

How to make freezer corn, Easy Sweet corn recipe for begingers so easy anyone can make it, garden cooking made easy, A Thrifty Mom.com How to make Freezer Corn – Sweet Corn Recipe

I had a friend ask me how to make Freezer Corn so I thought I would share this post again. As you can tell by the photos this post was written and first published several years back.  Look how cute and little my kids are 🙂 But I did update it with some better images of the finished product, feel free to pin them!

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Growing up in large family, my Mom made sure we knew how to take our produce and can or freeze it.  So I learned how to make freezer corn at a young age.  In doing this we were able to save hundreds of dollars a year.  My Dad is a farmer, he normally grows  corn that is called field corn, which grows VERY tall.  It is grown to chop up, stalks and all to feed to our dairy cows.  But my Dad also grows a few large rows of sweet corn, which my whole family looks forward to every year.  If you have ever had fresh tender sweet corn picked right from the field, it is so yummy.  Nothing like what you buy from the store.

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This year my Dad picked me a large sack of corn.  It is now time for me to teach my little ones how to make freezer corn, just as my parents taught me.  So we shucked the corn out on the lawn, to keep the mess outside.  My kids were such good little helpers!  They got the giggles every time one of the ears of corn had lots of corn silk, they would say ” yuck I got a hairy one”

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After about 30 mins we were able to bring the cleaned corn back into the house to get it ready to cook.

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In a large pot bring you water up to a boil, then add in your corn.  In my pot I was able to do about 10 at a time.  The corn is cold so it will take a minutes for the water to start to boil again, after it comes back to a boil cook it for 3-5 minutes.

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After 3-5 mins, take out of the pot and  put in a sink full of ice water.  This will cool the corn down and let you handle it better.

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After a few minutes in the ice water, take out and put on a towel to drain the water off.

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Take your knife and run it down the corn cob and cut all the corn off.

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I then take about 2 1/2 cups of corn, and put it into a quart sized freezer bag.  Try to get out as much of the air as you can, then seal it closed.  They will need to lay flat till they are cooled to room temp. At this point you just need to write the date on it and stack it in your freezer.  I was able to get 21 bags of corn.  This is one of my families favorites, and we look forward to eating it over the next year!

When you get ready to cook it, take it out of the freezer. You can thaw it in the refrigerator the day before, but I do not normally think ahead like that. So I cook it a glass container with a lid on high for 5-7 minutes.  I season it with butter, salt and pepper and sometimes a little bbq sauce.

Update* Now that my family has grown, I put 4 cups into a gallon freezer bag.  This is enough for a side for a larger family.

022It did take some work, but it was FREE and well worth the time. Hope you take the time to try this out, not that you know how to make freezer corn.

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Donna Blair
Donna Blair

I freeze whole cob in husk just throw in freezer

Megan Hixson-Reed
Megan Hixson-Reed

She's right handed, it's a mirror image. See her wedding ring?

Katie Potter
Katie Potter

Any one know where to get the best corn in nampa/Boise area

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Right by the sugar beat factory in Nampa they have an open lot, the Simpsons have sold there for years. In the open lot across the street, it is AMAZING corn if we are over that direction we always stop and get some. Hope that helps Katie Potter

Sara Ross
Sara Ross

If you don't own a vacuum sealer, you can place the bag in water with a majority of it sealed and water will put enough pressure on the bag to push the air out of the bag. Then you seal the rest of the bag. It's a great trick!

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Yes, and the best corn you will eat all year

Nanny Cola
Nanny Cola

My mom and I did this when i was a kid back in Milwaukee. That was in the 1960s

Tracey Ginter
Tracey Ginter

Just remember that corn is a grain, not a vegetable. If you serve you still need to serve lots of veggies.

Kathy Kinney
Kathy Kinney

Just like we did 60 years ago. Grew up with giant chest freezer. Yummy.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

60 years ans till one of the best things you can make for your family ;)

Tanya Stynchcmb-Adams
Tanya Stynchcmb-Adams

Get a tube pan,stick corn in center hole.It holds corn you cut and kernels go into tube pan.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Never heard of a tube pan, thanks for the tip

Carolyn Thompson
Carolyn Thompson

It looks like your cutting with your left hand. Prob, why she said that

Shanna Robinson Neal
Shanna Robinson Neal

My husband boils it after he cuts it off with butter, salt and pepper. Is it better to do it this way?

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

That is how my MOM does it, both ways work. I find this way is easier

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