Learn how to freeze corn on the cob and enjoy it all year long. Stock up when it is in season and freeze for later.
How to freeze corn on the cob
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 but I was 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 corn on the cob:
1. Husk the corn. Get the corn as clean as possible. Rinse with water.
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 is 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 method.
More ideas for freezing corn:
How to freeze fresh corn:
Try these options.
- Freeze Raw – No need to cook. Freeze raw whole corn on the cob.
- Blanch Corn- If you prefer you can freeze blanched corn by using a large pot to submerge the ears of corn in for 5-6 minutes in boiling water and then put in ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Remove kernels and freeze. This makes the best side dish and nothing tastes better than fresh corn. So much better than canned corn and fresh tasting. See How to Cut Corn Off the Cob.
Freezing corn after its cooked
Cook and freeze. This method is perfect if you have leftover corn and want to freeze it. You can cook extra the next time you are making dinner and freeze it or it is a great way to reduce waste when you have dinner leftovers.
Wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer bag.
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.
Freezing corn is easy.
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 fresh sweet corn. At $0.25 each, I just can’t beat that price! Check the corn prices at your local store and start freezing with these great ideas.
Do you want a delicious corn recipe? Try my Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe.
How to Freeze Corn on the Cob
- 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.
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!
More easy freezer tips:
- Freezer tip: how to freeze a loaf of bread
- How to freeze milk
- How to freeze rice
- Can you freeze cheese?
- Freezer tip: Can you freeze tortillas
- How to freeze pasta
How do you cook the corn after freezing. We did the exact same way when we froze 5 dozen. When we took it out of the bag frozen and put it in boiling water and it turned to mush on the cob. Thanks . Linda
I have an instant pot, so I take the frozen bag of corn on the cob, break them apart, lay them in the instant pot with 1 cup of water in the pot, close and seal the lid, then use the full power button and pressure for 6 minutes for full length cobs, then quick release. They taste just as good as when we put them in there – even after a year (we had a lot). Some people add milk and butter to their pot, but I buy sugar and cream or checkered corn, so it doesn’t need that.
That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!