March 22, 2024

How to Freeze Corn on the Cob

Corn is an invaluable summertime staple, and freezing it extends its shelf life for use during the colder winter months when its season is past. From freezing whole ears of corn on the cob to just the kernels, these simple tips make freezing corn easy!

When freezing whole ears of corn, the first step should be shucking them. As this task can be messy and time consuming, plan to do it outside or in a sink with plenty of water nearby to clean up after yourself. A friend or family member could make this task faster and much simpler as their assistance makes the husks much less sticky!

Next, blanch the corn. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add your corn kernels, set your timer for nine minutes, remove from heat source and immediately plunge in an ice bath for immediate cooling - this will preserve flavor and texture!

Once the corn has cooled to room temperature, drain and pat it completely dry using a paper towel. It's essential to extract as much moisture from it before freezing to prevent freezer burn from occurring.

Once the corn has cooled, place it into a freezer bag and seal tightly before squeezing out all excess air before labeling and dating it for up to six months of storage in your freezer.

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