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Freezing Fresh Corn

Author Diane


  • 12 ears Fresh Corn I figure 1 and 1/2 ears corn per serving


  1. First, you take the husks off the corn. Remove the silks with a soft brush if necessary.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Fill a large bowl with water and ice, set aside.
  3. Add corn to water. Bring back to boil. Start timing as soon as you put the corn in the boiling water. Cover and blanch for 5 minutes. ( It should come back to a boil within a couple minutes. If not you either have too much corn in the pot or your pot is too small).
  4. Remove from boiling water and cool for 5 minutes in a bowl of ice water.
  5. Lay them out to dry.
  6. With one hand stand the ear of corn in the small bowl. Take a sharp knife and cut the kernels off the cob. (Some suggest using an angel food cake pan instead of a bowl)
  7. Place cut kernels into bags or containers in whatever portion size works for your family. Make sure you get out as much air as possible. This prevents freezer burn. Label with the date and what's in the bag. Don't skip this step because believe me you won't remember a couple months from now!
  8. I lay them flat on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen. This makes them easier to stack so they take up as little space as possible.