Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

When you add milk to the liquid in which you cook corn on the cob, it keeps the kernels from becoming bitter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the water, milk, butter, sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes in a large, heavy pot and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  2. Add the corn, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and let stand until needed.
  4. Drain and serve hot, either plain or with the condiments of your choosing, such as oil, butter or maple syrup.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow this was good!!! I was looking for a new way to cook corn on the cob- It was soooo sweet and tender. I cooked it for a little longer (10 min)- and only made 2 cobs of corn instead of 12. We will be having this again soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

This was great! This would work good with corn that isn't so fresh and may have lost some of it's sweetness. I usually roast my corn on the grill, but my husband wasn't here to help me with it so I wanted a way to cook them on the stovetop. I left the butter out of the water and served it with the corn. Thanks!

Corn on the cob , you should husk the corn not shuck the corn todays amazing sweet corns needs very little if you know when the corn is matured enough to be ripe and excellent . Some people grill it some people deep fry corn . I prefer boiling the corn and use salt pepper and brush with olive oil