How to Freeze Fresh Corn

How to Freeze Fresh Corn

I never thought the shucking would end, but it finally did. Thanks to the Handsome Husband I now have enough corn to last us until next year.

How to Freeze Fresh Corn

If you ever find yourself with more corn than you know what to do with, here is a quick tutorial on how to freeze fresh corn. It’s easy, I promise. Obviously shucking the corn is going to take the most about of your time, so if I were you, I’d crank up the tunes, or listen to a good audio book to help pass the time.

Or pay a teenager to do it for you. 😉

How to Freeze Fresh Corn Ice Bath

How to Prepare Fresh Corn for the Freezer

Grab a stock pot, fill it about 3/4 full and bring the water to a rolling boil.

After shucking the corn and removing the corn silk boil your corn for 4 minutes. Then, using tongs, place the hot corn cobs in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

how to cut corn corn of the cob for freezing canning

Once the corn has cooled, cut off the tips of the corn for easier cutting.

corn kernels

Some people prefer using a corn zipper, but I’m kind of old school and just like to use a sharp knife instead.

How to Freeze Fresh Corn

Then all that’s left to do is to place the corn kernels in freezer bags {I like to use quart size freezer bags} label them and place the bags in the freezer. *Corn can be frozen for up to 1 year.

Rhode island red chicken eating corn

And what about all those corn cobs? Our pet chickens LOVE corn, so we toss the corn cobs into the chicken run. If you don’t have chickens, you can always toss them into your compost pile.

How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables

Want to learn more about freezing fruits and vegetables? Check out my guide on How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables.

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  1. says

    It would never do for the quantity of cobs you deal with, but I give our cobs and ends to our Guinea pig and rats. The rats make a big mess!

  2. says

    if you want to take those corn cobs to the next level you can make corn cob jelly out of them. the recipe is in the ball book. IT’S AMAZING!!!! I highly recommend it

  3. Melissa says

    I keep my corn cobs in the freezer with the rest of the my vegetable scraps and when I make vegetable broth, the corn cobs really add a great little something to the broth! When I buy my corn in bulk to freeze, I’d say I keep 10 cobs or so. :)
    I remember when I was little, I was banned from the kitchen when my mom was freezing corn because I’d eat it as fast as she could cut it off the cob – nothing better! :)

  4. LYNDA kling says

    You do NOT need to blanche the corn..just cut it off the cob and freeze uncooked. Our family has been doing this for years and it tastes terrific. Much easier, too. Try some. I think you will agree…

  5. Vicki says

    I remember my Mom freezing corn. She used to cut the very tips of the kernels, then she would go back and cut the rest of the kernels again, then she would turn her knife around and use the back to scrape the cob…it was the most delicious creamed corn! I miss that sweet old girl!

    • Mika says

      I was JUST thinking about doing this! I just finished shucking the 8 bushels of corn our neighbor gave us and am going to can/freeze most of it. My husband LOVES creamed corn and I thought I remembered something like this being the method to do it. I’m going to give it a shot!

  6. Laura says

    Oh Mavis thank you for the chicken picture! I have missed hearing about your flock. Can we get weekly updates?

  7. says

    Mavis ~
    Not sure if it’s my computer or not – but now, whenever I visit your page – it sends me to this entry – about the frozen corn. I no longer get a chronological feed. Did something change on your end or mine? I only see what you post to facebook, now.



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