How to Freeze Sweet Corn

Driving down the country roads in Illinois, you’ll see plenty of roadside farm stands selling sweet corn. In the summer you can smell the scent of corn fields from blocks away. If the wind is blowing just right, I can smell the corn fields from our house. To savor the sweetness all year long, simply freeze sweet corn and come January, you’ll be glad you did!

How to Freeze Sweet Corn


My grandmother used to freeze sweet corn all the time. I always looked forward to Thanksgiving and Sunday dinners at her home. She’d ask me to go down in the cellar to get the sweet corn out of the freezer. It tasted just like it came right off the cob. So sweet and so flavorful!


Getting ready to shuck corn before freezing it

First shuck the corn, then place the ears in a pot of boiling water and gently boil for a few minutes. Transfer the ears of corn into a big bowl of cold water and cool until comfortable to handle.


Shucked Sweet Corn for Freezing


Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the corn cob. Try to get as close to the base of the kernels as possible.


Cut corn kernels off cob before freezing

Place the cut corn into a bowl and carefully break apart the kernels. Don’t be too rough. You want the kernels left as whole as possible.


How to freeze sweet corn


Spoon the sweet corn into pint or quart-size freezer bags. Try not to pack them too full. You want them to lay flat on top of each other in the freezer. Simply place in the freezer and you’re done!  So easy and so worth it!


How to freeze sweet corn

Do you have favorite summer vegetables or fruits that you like to can or freeze? It’s such a great way to enjoy the bounty of summer all year long!


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  1. I had this corn once at a friends house and loved it. I was looking how to do this and now I know.
    Thank you I can’t wait for next summer to try it.


  2. I do this too and is so worth it. I make a corn pudding and fresh is the way to go. I have to remember not to over fill some times.

    Have a super weekend


  3. I’ve frozen corn for years but I skip the blanching step and just cut from the cob and put into plastic freezer bags. Is there a “rule” that you must blanch first? It always tastes like it just came out of the garden when thawed and cooked later on. I also freeze tomatoes from the garden with no blanching step. Just peel, chop and put into plastic freezer bags or plastic freezer containers. I use these diced/chopped tomatoes all winter in my soups and stews.

  4. I love fresh corn and peaches, they are my two favorite things for summer, Freezing is the best way for both. Thanks and have a great weekend.

  5. I never knew this was possible with corn! I’m on it! Just this morning as I drove past a farm stand I wished you could get that fresh taste all year long. Now I know how! Thanks. I did buy a lot of blueberries last week, froze then in a single layer, and then put them in my freezer. That will be a delicious trest in the winter months!