You can freeze corn on the cob for a future snack or recipe.Corn can be frozen on the cob at home, either right out of the husk or blanched first.It takes up to 2 months for corn unblanched to be frozen.If you want to store your corn for longer, you should blanch it before putting it in the freezer to make sure all of the flavors are preserved.
Step 1: Get rid of the corn.
Use your hands to peel back the layers of corn.
Step 2: The ear of corn should be in a freezer bag.
If you don’t have a freezer bag, you can use a plastic container, but the corn may not keep as long because of the excess air in the container.
Step 3: Before you zip it shut, press out the excess air from the bag with your hands.
The corn will stay fresh longer if there is less air in the bag.
Step 4: The corn can be placed in the freezer for up to 2 months.
When you are ready to cook the corn, take it out of the freezer bag and boil it for a few minutes.
Step 5: The corn should be removed from it’s husk.
Pull off any silks on the corn with your hands as you peel the husk.The corn should be put aside.
Step 6: Place ice and cold water in a large bowl.
You should use a bowl that is large enough to hold the corn.There should be at least 2 ice trays in the bowl.The water line should be three quarters of the way up the side bowl.Don’t put the corn in the water yet.
Step 7: To add sugar, fill a pot halfway with water.
Make sure the pot is big enough to hold the corn.The pot should be on the stove top.
Step 8: Put the ear of corn in the water and bring it to a boil.
When you put the corn in the pot, the water may stop boiling.Wait a couple minutes for the water to re- boil before you start timing how long the corn has been blanched.
Step 9: The corn should be blanched in the water.
Small ears of corn that are 3-6 inches (10-15 cm) long should be blanched for 7 minutes.The ears of corn should be blanched for 9 minutes.Large ears of corn should be blanched in 11 minutes.
Step 10: Place the corn in the ice water with tongs.
The corn should be in the ice water.If the corn still feels warm after a few minutes, let it cool down.
Step 11: Remove the corn from the water and place it on a napkin.
If the corn is still wet, use the napkin to dry it off.
Step 12: Attach the ear of corn to the foil.
The corn needs to be tightly sealed in the foil.
Step 13: Put the corn in the freezer bag.
The longer the corn stays fresh, the less air there is in the freezer bag.
Step 14: The corn should be stored in a freezer for at least a year.
If you want to eat the corn, remove the freezer bag and tin foil and boil it for a few minutes.You can thaw the corn and then microwave it.