Kittencal's Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A method I have been using for over 30 years, you will never boil corn in just water again once you try this, this method produces a very tender and sweet corn on the cob, I promise! --- do not add in any salt to the water as it will make the corn tough

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 -8 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 14 cup whipping cream, unwhipped (or use 1-1/4 cups milk)
  • 13 cup sugar (can use more sugar)
  • 14 cup butter (optional, add to the water)


  1. Fill a large stock pot half full with water (use a large enough pot to hold all the corn).
  2. Add in the cream, milk, sugar and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil, then add in the corn cobs.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow corn to cook for 7-8 minutes or until just tender, depending on size of corn try not to over cook the corn as it will become tough.
  5. Using long tongs remove and place on a plate or in a bowl, then cover with foil until ready to serve.
  6. Serve with butter and salt to taste.
  7. Delicious!
Most Helpful

2 5

Just okay.....taste just like it does in regular water.

5 5

I have recently quit eating sugar so I made the recipe without it last nite it was sill the best corn I ever had!!!!! Thank You!!!!

5 5

Made this for the first time last night. I made 6 ears and my son ate 4. It was excellent. I did add a bit of salt to mine after cooking but only b/c I like the sweet salty taste.