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How to Freeze Corn

Freezing fresh Corn of any kind is EASY and a SUPER way to preserve the great taste and low prices of in season Corn! Besides, when you know how to freeze Corn, its a breeze! 

A plate of yellow corn on the cob sitting on a blue plate

Why This Recipe Works…

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Saves Money!
  • Can be used in  kinds of recipes! 

Here’s How It is Done

STEP 1. Assemble your tools.  

cutting board, knifes, containers assembled for project

STEP 2. Shuck the corn.

man sitting with corn shucks

STEP 3. Blanche the Corn.

STEP 4. Put the corn in ice to stop the cooking. 

large pot of ice with corn cobs in cooler

STEP 5. Cut the corn from the cob. Then scoop into freezer bags in the amounts you want to freeze.

*** We like to cut the corn from the cob using a bundt pan, it’s a great way to catch the kernels!** 

wendi cutting the kernels from the corn into a bundt pan

PRO TIP:  Most recipes call for 1-2 Cups of corn. 

Does Corn Freeze Well? 

Yes, it does freeze well. You will need to blanch the corn first, which is an easy job to do! 

Can You Freeze Corn?

Yes, you can freeze Corn! It is so simple that you will be surprised! The easiest way to preserve Corn is to freeze it. 

Freeze Corn How Long? 

Keep frozen Corn for 6 months to 1 year. Be sure to keep it as close to 32 degrees as possible. Squeeze as much air from the bag as possible before freezing. 

How To Freeze Corn

Husk and string the corn, blanch it, put in ice water to stop the cooking, remove the kernels from the cob and bag into freezer bags. VERY EASY!

Here Are Some Other Fun Corn Recipes Too! 

How to Cook Canned Corn

Corn Dip

Fried Corn

Scalloped Corn

Creamed Corn

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Does Frozen Corn Get Mushy When It’s Cooked? 

Freezing the Corn by blanching it first keeps it from becoming mushy. You’ll love the taste of corn that you have preserved by freezing in the winter time! It tastes just like summer! .

Do I Need To Wash Corn Before Freezing Them?

No, you will not need to rinse the corn before freezing. You will remove the husk, blanch and then cool in ice water. No other washing is required. .

Do I Need To Thaw Corn Before Using It? 

  • No, you don’t need to thaw Corn before using it. You can add it directly to the dish you are cooking and it will cook right up! 
  • Add it to baked casseroles, soups, stir fries and many other dishes! 

How Do You Thaw It? 

There’s no need to thaw it before using in your recipe, but if you want to thaw, soak the freezing bag of corn in water for 20 minutes. If you put the bag into the fridge, it will thaw in 24 hours. You will noticeliquid in the bag. No need to use this liquid in your recipe. 

Can Frozen Corn Be Substituted For Fresh? 

Yes, you can substitute for fresh in most cooking applications . You won’t want to use it in anything where you would use fresh raw veggies.

Does Freezing Corn Affect the Taste?

Freezing Corn does not affect the taste but does affect the texture slightly. It becomes slightly mushy after freezing as do all veggies. It is best to use it in baked and cooked dishes. 

How To Know If Frozen Corn is Bad

If you notice….

  • The Corn appears encased in ice crystals or frost
  • If very light colored and dry
  • If it has been in the freezer longer than 6 months.
  • You note a lot of air in the package.

What’s the Best Way to Freeze Corn? 

  • Simply follow the instructions listed below and you’ll have the very best method.
  • Be sure to select ripe, perfect veggies for freezing. The quality of what you freeze will be reflected in the final product you have at the end. 
  • It might be more information than you ever wanted to know, but the NCHFP can tell you  you want to know!

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Tips and Tricks for Freezing Corn

  • This recipe will work for ANY amount of Corn you want to freeze. 
  • The most important instruction is to blanch and then cool in ice water.
  • Best uses for these Corn will be stir fry, baking, and casseroles. 
  • If you have purchased your corn from a road side seller, you need to understand that bugs and worms LOVE corn too. So, if the farmer didn’t use pesticide, there’s a good chance that the corn will have worms or bugs. These tend to live on the ends. Just cut that part off. No worries. Won’t hurt you
  • It is easiest to set this up as a manufacturing operation. Have everything in a line and ready to go from one step to another. 
  • Often, it is easiest to do the ice bath in the sink or in a large cooler. 
  • Cutting the kernels from the ears of corn is easily done by using a bundt pan to hold your ear of corn. 
  • To squeeze the air from the bag, it is best to roll the bag up and seal it. Then lay it back out and squeeze the corn out into the bag so that the bag lays flat. 

PRO TIP:  Spread the corn out into the bag after you have sealed it and spread it flat so that it stacks easily in the freezer. Freeze it laying flat. 

If You Want To Know More About Freezing Other Foods, Check Out….

How to Freeze Raspberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

Freezing Blackberries

How to Freeze Bell Peppers

How to Freeze ALL Peppers

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How to Freeze Corn

Save money and have wonderful fresh from the garden corn available all year long! Doesn't take much time! Freeze your corn and you'll eat great all year!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to freeze corn, freezing corn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
ice bath: 3 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen corn any type

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Remove the husk and the stings from the ears.
  • Drop the ears of corn into the water. As SOON as you see that the ears have begun to change color to a darker yellow, dip them out with a large kitchen spider or tongs. Put immediately into an ice bath to stop the cooking.
  • When the ears have cooled, cut the kernels of the corn from the ear.
  • Measure out the quantity of kernels you want in each freezer bag. Squeeze as much air as possible from the bag and seal it. Label the bag and place the bag as flat as possible into the freezer.

Notes

  • It is easiest to set this up as a manufacturing operation.  Have everything in a line and ready to go from one step to another. 
  • Often, it is easiest to do the ice bath in the sink or in a large cooler. 
  • Cutting the kernels from the ears of corn is easily done by using a bundt pan to hold your ear of corn. 
  • To squeeze the air from the bag, it is best to roll the bag up and seal it.  Then lay it back out and squeeze the corn out into the bag so that the bag lays flat. 
PRO TIP:  Spread the corn out into the bag after you have sealed it and spread it flat so that it stacks easily in the freezer.  Freeze it laying flat. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Freeze Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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*** This post originally posted on Loaves and Dishes on August 13, 2016 and has been updated with all new information including why this recipe works, step by step photo instructions, tips and tricks, FAQ’s, updated recipe information, nutrition information, equipment, video, photos, recipe notes and more!***

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Cindy

Sunday 6th of October 2019

This recipe is great!

Mary

Monday 15th of August 2016

Fantastic tutorial post for freezing corn! I have bought so many corn cutting tools, but I still prefer using a knife. Thanks for sharing this incredible precise post. Pinned.

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