My family loves corn on the cob! It just screams summertime and grilling out, but honestly, we love to eat it all year. Unfortunately, fresh corn is not available (at a decent price) all year where we live. Since summer is just around the corner and we can get fresh corn for cheap right now, I want to show you how to freeze corn on the cob. It is VERY easy!
In order for you to be successful with this, I highly recommend you invest in a FoodSaver. We bought our FoodSaver a few years ago and at first I was very nervous about spending so much money on this. I was worried that it wouldn’t be worth it. I was so wrong! We have used our FoodSaver for everything from freezing chicken and ground beef to storing cheese to making homemade ice packs. It is an essential kitchen tool and it has more than paid for itself. I only use genuine FoodSaver bags, too. We buy the 8″ rolls that we can cut down to any size we want.
How to freeze fresh corn on the cob:
2. We cut our corn in half because our kids really like the “mini” corns. 😉 Plus, they fit easier in the FoodSaver bags this way.
3. Cut your bag to size – we put 8 halves in each FoodSaver bag and that seems to be enough for dinner for our family.
4. Seal the bag with your FoodSaver and freeze until needed. They will stay fresh for at least 6 months or more. You can use freezer bags, but in my experience, they don’t keep things as fresh as the FoodSaver.
Is This Frugal?
Now you might be wondering, is this really something I need to do? How frugal is this? Let’s break the cost down and see:
In the peak of the season, we can get ears of corn for as little as $0.25 each. Of course, off peak, corn can cost you as much as $1 each. If you buy the frozen corn on the cob, you can expect to pay about $3 for 4 full ears or 8 mini ears of corn. 4 full ears (the same as 8 mini ears) would only cost you $1 fresh if you buy it when it’s cheap. That means, buying corn when its cheap and freezing it can save you 67% off buying frozen corn on the cob. Now that’s some nice savings! Freezing fresh corn on the cob makes my family smile, because now we can enjoy corn anytime of year, without the big expense.
Go Freeze Your Corn!
Did you realize how to freeze fresh corn on the cob would be so easy? Now, I’m off to the store to buy more corn. At $0.25 each, I just can’t beat that price! 😉 Check the corn prices at your local store and get freezing soon.
Do you want a delicious corn recipe? Try my Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe.
Make sure you try our other frugal freezer cooking tips:
- Corn on the Cob
Freeze Uncooked Whole Corn on the Cobs by husking and cleaning the corn on the cob thoroughly. Place the corn on the cob in a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and freeze.
Freeze Uncooked Corn Kernels by husking and cleaning the corn on the cob thoroughly. Cut the corn off the cob and place into a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and freeze.
Freeze Cooked Corn on the Cobs by husking and cleaning the corn on the cob thoroughly and then boil them in a large pot of boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove the corn from the water, place in an large bowl of ice water to cool off the corn. Then place the corn on the cob in a freezer bag, remove as much air as possible and freeze.
How to Cook Frozen Corn on the Cobs:
Boil water in a large pot.
Place the frozen corn on the cob directly into the boiling water.
Cook for 3-5 minutes until the corn is cooked to your preference.
Serve warm and enjoy!