How to Freeze Corn on the Cob


How to Freeze Corn~ There is nothing that beats fresh sweet corn direct from the garden... but if you have an abundance it needs to be preserved.

Freezing corn on the cob is one way to preserve your fresh sweet corn. Personally I think it takes up too much space in the freezer. I always cut my corn from the cob to freeze. But if you have a compelling reason to freeze with the cobs.... here are the directions!




Gather your corn huskers! Husk the corn removing as much hair as possible.

Start boiling water. You will need to blanch the cobs in a large stockpot or your blancher. I find a large stock pot works well for me. The blancher is a bit on the small side for corn cobs.
husking corn on the cob
Blanch your corn 3-5 cobs at a time, depending on the size of the corn and the size of your pot. You want enough water that the cobs don't cool it off too much. The water should come back to a boil during the blanch time.

Go ahead and start the timer as soon as you plunge the cobs in boiling water. Time for 5-6 minutes depending on the size of the cob.

My cobs were about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. I did a 5 minute blanch. Larger cobs will be blanched for a longer time.
freezing corn on the cob, blanching
Remove cobs with tongs. Place immediately into a sink or pot of ice water to cool and stop the cooking process.

Allow the corn to sit in the water for at least 5 minutes. Keep this water cold. Add ice if necessary.
freezing corn, corn in sink
After corn has completely cooled, remove it from the sink and allow to drain and dry.

Wrap each corn cob individually with plastic wrap.
how to freeze corn on the cob
Then place each wrapped cob in a gallon size zip lock freezer bag.

Seal removing as much air as possible. Label. Freeze!
how to freeze corn on the cob

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