How to Boil Corn on the Cob in Milk

When I was a child, my favorite snack after school was corn. Grilled corn or boiled corn on the cob, it was so tasty thanks to the gentle sweetness and unique texture of each kernel. Until today, corn is still my favorite food that I can eat it on the cob or incorporate in other recipes such as corn sweet soup or stir-fry corn. However, boiled corn on the cob always has its own place. Nowadays, people have tested many variations of boiled corn, and corn on the cob boiled in milk and butter is one of the greatest variations. Let me share how to boil corn on the cob in milk quickly and simply. Of course, it’s really more delicious than the original corn boiled in water by adding the fatty and creamy flavor of milk.

boil corn on the cob in milk

Ingredients

As the name of the dish is clearly showed, to make corn boiled in milk, you’ll prepare these simple things: milk and fresh corn on the cob. You can also add several butter sticks into milk to make the taste richer and the smell more fragrant. So, it will be boiling corn on the cob with milk and butter. Both versions are all delicious.

  • Corn on the cob: Get corn that’s fresh and ripe from the grocery stores or supermarket. It should have bright green husks and feel firm. Remember to use only fresh corn, as canned corn is removed from cob, cooked, and preserved, so cooking with the milk can’t change its texture and flavor much.
corn on the cob
  • Milk: Opt for whole milk. If you are in a diet, you can also use skimmed milk. Don’t use condensed milk because it has a large amount of sugar in it that will affect the natural sweetness of fresh corn.
  • A pinch of salt: Salt helps to enhance the flavor of boiled corn.
  • Butter sticks (Optional): Butter is optional, but it contributes a creamier and fattier flavor to your corn. Cut butter into several sticks and add to the milk.

Equipment

Prepare these kitchen tools to cook corn on the cob in milk:

  • A stove: cooking on stove is enough. You don’t need to use a pressure cooker to cook corn. If you use an instant pot, choose regular cooking mode.
  • A knife and cutting board are required to cut the corn into smaller pieces. This is for the corn to fit in a pot. You can also boil the whole corn on the cob, but it may take you 10-15 minutes more to have the corns thoroughly cooked.
  • A regular pot: Select medium or large size to contain all the corns inside. Use your large pot if you would like to boil the whole corns instead of cutting into smaller pieces.

How to boil corn on the cob in milk

Boiling corn is a basic cooking skill. The only thing you should pay attention to is the cooking time to avoid overcooking or even burning.

Step 1. Preparing the corn

  • Remove the green husks and the silky threads from the corn. The silk threads can be used to boil together with the corn too add more sweetness in. However, only use them it they are still fresh and clean.
  • Clean the corn and cut off the tip. Then, use a sharp knife to cut into pieces (optional).
boil corn on the cob in milk

Step 2. Arranging the corn and milk in the pot

  • Arrange all the pieces of corn in a pot, then add the milk in so that the milk can cover fully or at least 2/3 of the corn. In my case, to boil 2 corns, I used around 250ml milk.
  • If you want to add butter, drop some butter sticks into the pot.
  • Add a pinch of salt in as well.
boil corn on the cob in milk

Step 3. Boiling corn

  • Heat this mixture on high heat until it starts to bubble. After boiling, reduce the heat to medium, close the lid and let the corn simmer in milk for 30 minutes. For the whole corn, cook for 40 minutes.
  • After that, check the doneness of your corn by taking one kernel and taste if it’s soft and tenderly sweet. If it’s still firm and starchy, cook for more 10 minutes.
  • Once done, remove pieces of corn from milk and wash carefully under warm water to remove milk scum. The rest milk in the pot can be discarded, drunk or added in another dish. Then, the corn is ready to enjoy.
boil corn on the cob in milk

Storing corn on the cob boiled in milk

Because there has milk heated up to cook corn, you should eat it immediately or store it within a day at room temperature. To preserve in longer period, keep them in fridge but not long, maximum in 2 days.

In case you want to reheat to enjoy warm corn, microwave them in several minutes. I don’t recommend re-boiling as the corn will be overcooked, becomes too soft.

That’s simply it, give it a try to see how much improvement from water-boiled corn to milk-boiled corn!

boil corn on the cob in milk

Boiling corn on the cob in milk and butter

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nowadays, people have tested many variations of boiled corn, and corn on the cob boiled in milk and butter is one of the greatest variations.

Ingredients

  • 2 corns on the cob
  • 250ml milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3-4 butter sticks (Optional)

Instructions

Step 1. Preparing the corn

  • Remove the green husks and the silky threads from the corn. The silk threads can be used to boil together with the corn too add more sweetness in. However, only use them it they are still fresh and clean.
  • Clean the corn and cut off the tip. Then, use a sharp knife to cut into pieces (optional).boil corn on the cob in milk

Step 2. Arranging the corn and milk in the pot

  • Arrange all the pieces of corn in a pot, then add the milk in so that the milk can cover fully or at least 2/3 of the corn. In my case, to boil 2 corns, I used around 250ml milk.boil corn on the cob in milk
  • If you want to add butter, drop some butter sticks into the pot.
  • Add a pinch of salt in as well.

Step 3. Boiling corn

  • Heat this mixture on high heat until it starts to bubble. After boiling, reduce the heat to medium, close the lid and let the corn simmer in milk for 30 minutes. For the whole corn, cook for 40 minutes.
  • After that, check the doneness of your corn by taking one kernel and taste if it’s soft and tenderly sweet. If it’s still firm and starchy, cook for more 10 minutes.
  • Once done, remove pieces of corn from milk and wash carefully under warm water to remove milk scum. The rest milk in the pot can be discarded, drunk or added in another dish. Then, the corn is ready to enjoy.boil corn on the cob in milk

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 corn
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212

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