Blanching and Freezing Sweet Corn

How to preserve your sweet corn harvest for enjoyment throughout the winter.

Christa Neu July 20, 2011

Easy Tips for Freezing Corn
Don't let all that sweet corn go to waste. Follow these steps for blanching and freezing, and you can enjoy the fresh taste of summer all winter long.

Clean the Corn
Shuck the corn as you normally would. Remove corn silk with a soft vegetable brush.



Bring it to a Boil
Drop corn into boiling water.



Tick tock
Boil for 4 to 6 minutes.



Cool It
Plunge corn into ice bath, using one tray of ice per ear of corn into the bowl.



Using a sharp knife, remove corn from the cob.



Pack the corn into freezer-safe containers—be sure to label and date each container so you know what it is and when it's from.


Tuck the containers of corn into your freezer and wait. On a cold day in winter you'll thank yourself for taking the time to blanch and freeze your corn. Enjoy.

For more about preserving your harvest, check out Home Canning Basics.

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