freezer corn freshly stripped from the corn cob

How To Freeze Corn

Follow these easy instructions for freezing corn. By learning how to freeze fresh corn you can enjoy summer sweet corn all year long. Freezing sweet corn is one of our August family traditions.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Calories: 11
Author: Sarah

Ingredients

  • 12 corn
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Instructions

How to freeze corn off the cob

  • Find the freshest sweet corn available.
    amish white corn peeled back showing white corn kernels
  • Husk the corn by removing the outer green leaves and the inner corn silk. I do this by splitting the husk at the tassel, grabbing the silk and removing both in one motion.
    Corn on the con stacked in a pyramid
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Blanch the corn.
    corn on the cob in a water bath
  • With firm, controlled pressure, use a corn stripper to cut the corn from the cob from the thick stalk end to the thin tassel end.
  • Make sure the pressure is not forcing the corn stripper into the cob of the corn.
    freezer corn freshly stripped from the corn cob
  • Potion into freezer bags or containers, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label with date and portion size.
  • Lay flat to freeze.
    freezer corn in a freezer upright for optimal space savings
  • Enjoy within a year.

How to get corn off the cob for freezing

  • Husk fresh corn of the outer green leave and inner silk.
  • Use a vegetable brush to remove any excess corn silk.
  • Blanch the corn cobs. (see below)
  • With firm, controlled pressure, use a corn stripper to cut the corn from the cob from the thick stalk end to the thin tassel end.
  • Make sure the pressure is not forcing the corn stripper into the cob of the corn.

How long to blanch corn for freezing.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • Plunge husked corn cobs into the water. Don't over crowd the pot.
  • Bring back to a boil.
  • Boil for 4 minutes.
  • Plunge into ice water to cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts
How To Freeze Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.
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