How to Freeze Fresh Corn

Fresh corn on the cob is never turned away in our home. My Little Chefs will eat and eat as much of it as we allow them. A friend of mine taught me how to freeze fresh corn. I didn’t know it was a simple task and an easy recipe. When we have farmer stands of corn on corners and in parking lots we stop by and get an abundance. Once we get home the work begins!

Do you love fresh corn? Learn how to freeze fresh corn to enjoy it in the winter. It is so easy and simple!

How to Freeze Fresh Corn

Supplies Needed:

  • Fresh corn (8 cups corn cut off cob)
  • Bundt pan or 9×13 pan
  • Knife
  • Sauce pan
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 2 cups water
  • Cookie sheet
  • Freezer bags


  1. Everyone gets to work shucking the corn but do not remove the stem.
  2. Get out a 9×13 pan or I prefer a bundt pan. Stand one shucked ear of corn in the center on the stem. Using a knife, carefully cut the kernals. They will magically land in the clean pan! The stem will help you stop the knife before hitting the pan. I like the bundt pan even better because the stem will fit into the hole giving more stability to the corn making it easier for an older Little Chef to cut. This is not a task I will allow my little ones to try.
    Do you love fresh corn? Learn how to freeze fresh corn to enjoy it in the winter. It is so easy and simple! cut corn
  3. In a pan combine the water, salt, sugar and butter. Once the water has come to a boil immerse the ears of corn and cook for 5 minutes.
    boiling corn
  4. Transfer the corn to an ice bath.
    shock corn
  5. Pour the corn out onto cookie sheets to cool.
  6. Once cool transfer the corn to freezer bags or containers and freeze. Now you have that wonderfully tasting corn for a later date!

Now that we know how to freeze fresh corn we need to learn how to grow it well in our own garden!

For more corn recipes try this Cilantro Lime Corn Saute, one of our favorites.

How to Freeze Fresh Corn


  • 8 cups of corn cut off the cob
  • 1/4 cube butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt


  1. Husk the corn leaving the stems on. Carefully cut the corn off the cobs by standing the corn inside a 9x13 pan or a bundt pan.
  2. Combine butter, water, sugar and salt in a sauce pan.
  3. Cook corn kernals for 5 minutes in the water mixture.
  4. Transfer the corn to an ice bath.
  5. Pour corn out onto cookie sheets to cool.
  6. When cool put corn into freezer bags. Freeze.


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

2 Replies to "How to Freeze Fresh Corn"

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    jackie August 22, 2016 (8:35 am)

    what is a fourth of a cube. Are you talking one stick?

    • comment-avatar
      Kimberly September 3, 2016 (11:02 am)

      Yes. I just changed it to say stick since that is a better word. Thanks.

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