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How to freeze corn on the cob

Wondering how to freeze corn on the cob? If so, you are in the right place. We are going to show you just how easy freezing corn can be!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword how to freeze corn on the cob
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
ice bath 3 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 1kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma


  • 4 dozen ear of corn this can be any amount, the directions will not change


  • Remove husks and silk from corn.
  • Place corn into boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Place corn into a pot of ice water for 3 minutes.
  • Cut corn kernels from cobs.
  • Place corn into freezer sized quart baggies.Freeze up to 8-12 months.


Tips for how to freeze corn on the cob:
  • Use quart sized baggies over containers. Not only is it easy to get the corn into the baggies, It is easy to get all the air out.  Baggies can store completely flat in your freezer and can be quite the space saver.
  • When blanching your corn on the cob, start counting your time as soon as the cobs enter the pot of water. Do not wait for the water to boil again.
When freezing corn, how long does it keep in the freezer?
Typically, you can keep frozen vegetables in your freezer for 8-12 months. 
Can you freeze corn on the cob without blanching it first?
It is possible, but it is not recommended if you plan to store the corn longer term. It is said that the blanching process helps to preserve and store the corn if you are wanting to freeze it for 6-12 months. 
How long do you defrost frozen corn on the cob?
I typically remove the bagged frozen corn, the day before I want to use it. I put it on a plate in my fridge and then it is defrosted when I am ready to use it.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g