How to Freeze Corn on the Cob

Want to know how to freeze corn on the cob? It's all about the blanching. Here's how to freeze corn that's still raw.

Step 1: Shuck Your Corn...or Don't

If you're planning to shuck the corn, now's the time to remove the husk and all the silk.

Step 2: Boil Your Corn

Plunge your corn into a boiling pot of water and cook for four minutes if there's no husk and seven minutes if there is a husk.

Step 3: Let Your Corn Cool Off

Immediately transfer the boiled corn to a bowl of ice water.

Step 4: Dry It Off

After cooling, dry the corn and place it in a freezer-safe bag, like Glad® Flex'n Seal™ Freezer Gallon Bags.

Step 5: Store Corn for Later

Once you store corn in a plastic freezer bag, squeeze out as much air as your can before popping it into your freezer.


How to Store Corn on the Cob

Wondering how to store corn on the cob in the fridge? It depends on the situation. If your corn still has the husk, just pop it in the fridge uncovered. Wondering how to store corn that doesn't have a husk? Before refrigerating, just cover it tightly in plastic wrap, like Glad® Press'n Seal®. If the corn is already off the cob, store it in a plastic container and seal with a lid before refrigerating.

Some fruits and veggies emit a gas called ethylene as they ripen, which causes ethylene-sensitive product like corn to go bad before their time. To avoid this, store big ethylene producers like apples, avocados and tomatoes separately.


How Long Corn on the Cob Lasts

Wondering how long does corn last in the fridge? That depends. Corn that's still on the cob should last for one or two days. If you're storing corn that's cut, it should keep for three to four days. Or are you curious how long does corn last in the freezer? It should be good for up to eight months.

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