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

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

Petie August 08, 2010

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!!!!

Robin R. June 06, 2015

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.

cle0369 July 21, 2011