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You Will Need
- 4 ears of corn
- Sharp knife
- Large pot
- Dishcloth or paper towel
- Freezer foil
- Large freezer bags
Shuck corn, remove silks, trim ends, and wash
Shuck the corn and remove all of the silk. Use a sharp knife to trim the ends. Then rinse each of the ears under cool water.
Decide between freezing on the cob or whole kernels
Decide whether you want to freeze your corn on the cob or freeze whole kernels.
Place the ears of corn into a pot of boiling water and let the water return to a boil. Blanch the corn for 9 minutes if you are freezing the corn on the cob and for 4 minutes if you are freezing whole kernels.
Chill blanched ears in ice water and drain
Chill the blanched ears of corn in ice water for the same length of time that you boiled them. Then drain the water and pat the corn dry with a paper towel or dishcloth.
Wrap whole ears tightly in freezer foil
Wrap each individual ear of corn tightly in freezer foil to freeze the corn on the cob. Label each ear with the date.
Cut off the kernels and place in a freezer bag
Use a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the cob. Pack the kernels tightly in a freezer bag, leaving half an inch of space at the top, and seal and label the bag with the date.
Place corn in the freezer
Place the corn in the freezer. Defrost it in the refrigerator to enjoy a taste of summer throughout the year.