Instant pot frozen mini corn on the cob prepared with milk, butter and sugar using frozen mini sweet corn ears (here I used 6 frozen mini corn ears) is so easy to make and very delicious. We just dump all ingredients to the instant pot (without using a trivet) and once its done, you get cooked corn on the cob which has the perfect texture, buttery, soft, sweet and delicious. And this is an easy way to make frozen corn on the cob taste good so quickly and easily!
Though I used frozen mini corns in this recipe, you may also use fresh mini corns for the same recipe (the instant pot will come to pressure faster with fresh corn ears).
If you are using large sized corns ears instead of mini corn ears, you may use about 4 corn ears (instead of 6 mini corn ears) since we need to layer the corn ears in a single layer in the instant pot for best results.
What Is Corn On The Cob?
Corn on the cob basically refers to corn ears. Cob is the woody part of the corn ears to which the corn kernels are attached and corn on the cob generally refers to cooked corn ears without detaching the corn kernels from its cob, though raw corn on the cob refers to uncooked corn ears.
Different Ways (Methods) To Make Corn On The Cob
There are different ways to prepare corn on the cob and the methods of preparation includes boiling the corn ears, baking, roasting or grilling the corn ears or even simply steaming or microwaving the corn ears.
And now we can prepare easy, delicious boiled corn on the cob in the instant pot, which is even less work and also a quick way to cook the corns!
Boiled corn on the cobs are usually soft, sweet and buttery while roasted or grilled corn ears are sometimes paired with more spices and flavors.
How To Cook Frozen Corn On The Cob?
I prepared this instant pot frozen mini corn on the cob in a 6 quart instant pot, make sure to use 6 quart or larger sizes for this recipe for the same amount of ingredients. It is so easy to cook frozen corn on the cob using an instant pot.
You may also use oven to bake frozen corn on the cobs. I used the oven method to cook frozen mini corn on the cob wrapped in foils. That is another way to cook frozen corn on the cob easily.
In the boiling method on stove top also, you can cook perfectly boiled buttery corn on the cob or vegan corn on the cob using frzoen corns, however it will take few more minutes for cooking when we use frozen corns instead of fresh corns to make the corn on the cob.
Corn on the cob makes a very easy, delicious side dish for any meal and they make a wonderful vegetarian side dish for holiday meals including Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner.
This is a very kid friendly dish which you can easily prepare and serve! They are great for packing too!
How to make frozen corn on the cob taste good?
To make frozen corn on the cob taste good, we cook the frozen corn ears in milk, butter and sugar.
If you have never tried this method before, do try cooking frozen corn on the cob in milk, butter and sugar and see how easy this method is!
I think it is also the best way to make frozen corn on the cob taste so good!
However, you can also use fresh corn ears just like you can use frozen corn ears to make them taste so good and buttery, but you may have to adjust the cooking time slightly if you are using fresh corns.
If you do not have an instant pot, you still can make frozen corn on the cob taste good by cooking frozen corn on the cob in the stove top using a sauce pan or by cooking frozen corn on the cob in the oven!
If you do not want to use butter & milk, but want to make the frozen corn on the cob taste good, you can grill them or cook them in the oven or even on stove top or instant pot using plain water and olive oil and then season the cooked corn on the cob with enough salt and spices like black pepper powder, garlic, chili powder or paprika etc or any spices that you like!
If you do not want to use butter and milk to cook the frozen corn on the cob, replace the fresh corn ears with frozen corn ears in this easy corn on the cob recipe and cook for a couple more minutes until the corn is soft.
How To Make Instant Pot Corn On The Cob?
Ingredients To Make Instant Pot Frozen Mini Corn On The Cob
We need the following ingredients to make the instant pot corn on the cob.
mini frozen corn ears
How To Cook Frozen Mini Corn On The Cob In Instant pot – Steps To Follow (The Process)
Place the frozen corn ears in the instant pot in a single layer.
Here I used 6 mini frozen corn ears (you may use fresh mini corn ears also).
If you want to use regular sized corn ears, you may need to use less number of corn ears (probably about 4 corn ears) since we need to fit all the corn ears inside the instant pot in a single layer.
To make these frozen corn on the cob taste good and buttery, follow the below steps.
Once you place the frozen corn ears in the instant pot in a single layer, also add the water and milk to the instant pot.
Now add the sugar, gently mix in and also add the butter sliced into pieces.
Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position, press the ‘manual’ button and cook in high pressure for four minutes.
Once the cooking is done, wait for a natural pressure release.
Once the pressure is naturally released, slowly and very carefully open the lid. Transfer the cooked corn on the cob using long tongs very carefully to a serving dish. Enjoy it as it is or you can add more butter or any seasonings if you wish!
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Can You Freeze Corn On The Cob?
I do not recommend freezing corn on the cob prepared in this way. Because we use frozen corns in this recipe, freezing them again does not sound like a good idea.
However, if you use fresh corns to make corn on the cob, it should be fine to freeze them in freezer safe containers for a few days (I haven’t tried freezing corn on the cob yet) if necessary, though this may slightly change the texture when thawed later.
How To Store Corn On The Cob
You may refrigerate any leftover cooked corn on the cobs for few more days in good quality containers.
I have stored cooked fresh corn on the cobs in the refrigerator for about a couple of days without any issues.
If you have more ideas on storing corn on the cobs or freezing them you can let me know in the comment section!
How To Reheat Corn On The Cob?
Reheating corn on the cob is not an issue at all and the most simple, easy and best way to reheat corn on the cob is to microwave them.
You can simply transfer the corn on the cobs in a microwave safe container or plate (lay them in a single layer) and reheat for about 30 seconds to one minute.
You may also use an oven to reheat the corn on the cob, but I haven’t tried this method yet.
Surely you may boil them again in little water to reheat the corn on the cob on stove top, but this may soften the corn on the cobs further.
So here you can see the recipe for instant pot frozen mini corn on the cob in detail!
Instant Pot Frozen Mini Corn On The Cob
- instant pot 6 quart
- 6 mini frozen corn ears
- 1 cup milk I used 2 %
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Place the frozen mini corn ears in the instant pot in a single layer.
- Add the water and milk.
- Also add the sugar, gently mix in.
- Place the butter (preferably cut into pieces) on top.
- Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position and cook in high pressure for 4 minutes.
- Once the cooking is done, the pot will beep and then press the 'keep warm/cancel' button. Wait for a natural pressure release.
- Once the pressure is all naturally released, carefully open the lid.
- Transfer the cooked corn on the cob using tongs very carefully to a serving dish and enjoy!