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Sweet corn. For me, those two words sum up the essence of summer. Ripe, recently picked sweet corn. Growing up, on what seemed like the most humid day possible, Dad would say that the sweet corn was ready. Grandparents would come to help and we would put away over 150 pints for everyone to share. Yes, that’s a lot but the logic was that once the mess was made, you may as well put away a lot!

Obviously, we don’t have the same preservation needs as our grandparents did, but preserving sweet corn for use year-round is always worth it! Instead of a full-on recipe, this is a process. You can do as much or as little as you like.

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Watch how to freeze sweet corn

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How to Freeze Sweet Corn

5 from 5 votes
Sweet corn is one of the best produce items of the summer! But it doesn't last forever, unfortunately. Thankfully, this quick preserving method allows the sweet corn to be enjoyed all year long!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 pints


  • 30-40 cobs sweet corn


  • Shuck and remove the husks from the sweet corn. Cut off any rotten or bad spots. Remove the silks and rinse.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add corn to the boiling water, and allow it to return to a boil. Cook for five minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove corn from water and place in cool water to stop cooking.
  • Submerge the corn in ice water until completely chilled. Continue the process until all the corn is cooked and chilled. It is essential the corn is chilled, including throughout the entire cob. If not chilled, the corn loses flavor and freshness.
  • Once chilled, cut corn off the cob. Pack into containers or bags. Label and freeze.


  • The corn will keep for at least one year in a deep freezer.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 33.4gProtein: 5.8gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.8gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26.8mgPotassium: 482.6mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 11.2gVitamin A: 16.1IUVitamin C: 12.2mgCalcium: 3.6mgIron: 0.9mg
Course Preserving
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Freezing

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  1. Hi Wyse. I asked how to fix the corn 🌽 after you freeze it and I also noticed others were asking the same question. Would you please let us know how to cook the corn as we need it. I am definitely going to get some corn and freeze it. Thank you and I love 💕 watching your video’s.

  2. I would like to no if you can freeze corn on the cob and if so how do you do it thanks love watching you no matter what your doing on any given day and I’ve learned a lot from you Thanks for sharing

  3. 5 stars
    Love this process! Question…can you do the same process and leave on the cob for a different side? Sometimes corn on the cob just has a different feel with a meal. 🙂

  4. Kaleb: Hello! I want to say first of all that I love all you videos, I think your great.
    I recently watched the video on preserving corn, and was wondering if the entire cob is able to be stored with the same blanching process?
    I also watched the Apple Dumpling Roll video and it looked so yummy 😋
    I’m compiling my own favorite Cookbook recipes

  5. 5 stars
    this was so informative! Thank you so much! I’m sitting here in the middle of an Ohio snow storm. But when the farm markets have their corn in this summer, I’m following this to a t!

  6. 5 stars
    We used to grow about a half an acre of corn and I well remember the days of pulling corn then shocking and cutting and putting it up. That’s a job! And it involved the whole family. I’m old now so I limit my corn to what I buy at the Farmer’s Market. Enjoy your videos!