How to Freeze Corn

One of my favorite things about summer is eating hot, buttery, fresh corn on the cob. I miss it during the winter months when fresh produce is limited. But freezing fresh corn for later months is easy and tastes better than the bags or cans you’ll buy at the store. Here’s how to freeze corn from your local grocery, farmer’s market or CSA.

How to Freeze Corn

  1. Prepare by starting a large pot of water boiling on the stove and filling a large Tips for freezing cornbowl (or clean kitchen sink) with cold water and lots of ice.
  2. Husk the corn, removing as much silk as possible (put your kids to work!).
  3. When water is is boiling, drop cobs of corn in water and blanch about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from boiling water and immediately submerge in ice water about 5 minutes.
  5. Using a sharp knife (or an amazing corn peeler), cut the corn off the cobs.
  6. Portion corn kernels in freezer bags or containers.
  7. Lay flat to freeze.
  8. To serve, reheat in microwave or on stovetop. Enjoy your summer harvest year-round!

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