Kittencal's Method for Freezing Corn on the Cob

READY IN: 13mins


  • 10
    corn on the cob, shucked and silks removed
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • ice (lots of ice)


  • Have all you cobs of corn shucked and silks removed before starting this.
  • Pour ice into a large bowl then fill with very cold water; set aside on the counter near your stove.
  • Fill a large pot of water a little over half full.
  • Add in the sugar; bring to a full boil.
  • Add in as many cobs of corn that will fit into the pot without over crowding.
  • Bring the water up to a FULL boil again; cook the corn JUST until the cobs turn a darker yellow which will not take long (about 3 minutes) turning the cobs over in the water if necessary using long tongs to insure even cooking.
  • Just when the corn takes on a darker shade of yellow, using long tongs immediately plunge into the bowl of ice water and allow to sit until completely cooled.
  • Place the cobs onto a clean tea towel. to drain slightly.
  • Dry the outside of each cob slightly with a clean tea towel.
  • Wrap each cob individually in a piece of foil to prevent any freezer burn that might develop over the long freezing time.
  • Place the foil-wrapped cobs in a large bag, then freeze.
  • WHEN READY TO USE; remove as many cobs as you wish from the freezer place on the counter to thaw slightly (the corn does not have to be completely thawed).
  • To heat the corn; place 1 cob into a microwave-safe plate and cook on high for 3-4 minutes or until completely heated through, turning the cob halfway through cooking time or for a more even heating place 1 cob of corn into a Glad Simply Cooking Microwave Steaming bag, seal and microwave for 3 minutes (I use the steaming bags to heat the corn).
  • The corn is now ready to eat and enjoy!