Daddy K's Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob Recipe -
Daddy K's Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob Recipe
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Daddy K's Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob

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"Absolutely sweet and tender corn on the cob! Serve with salt, black pepper, and butter."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large stock pot; stir in milk, sugar, cream, and butter until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Gently place ears of corn into the mixture and reduce heat to low. Simmer corn until tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the liquid with tongs and set aside under aluminum foil until serving time.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 13, 2012

Puts the flavor right into the corn! I didn't need to slather butter on the individual pieces...though I guess you could :) Great if you're cooking for a crowd.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2015

I didn't get to make this with whipped cream, and I agree that butter was kind of unnecessary in the recipe. It's better to just put it on afterwards. The soup that was left behind has a delicious corn taste though. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 25, 2012

Wonderful. This made for a perfectly prepared corn on the cob. I've heard of boiling the corn in milk, but never tried it before. This recipe has made a believer out of me.

Aug 06, 2012

Everybody loved this corn!! My husband couldn't see the point in putting all this stuff in the pot, but after we sat down and started to eat he said that it tasted like the corn already had everything on it. This was the first time we didn't eat our corn with butter :)

Aug 19, 2012

Been doing it this way for years. Coming from Jersey I was used to the yummy corn from the markets. Living in Holland you cant always get "Good"corn on the cob so you make do. This is a way to make any corn taste like sweet jersey corn. BTW, I dont use whipping cream, the milk is enough to give it a nice taste.

Jul 19, 2012

I have made a similar recipe like this. This was really good other than the cook time wasn't enough. I also used half and half instead of heavy cream just because that is what I had on hand. Other than the cooking time it was a great recipe.

Sep 05, 2012

Well that is just fantastic! Didn't need to add anything but salt and pepper. I did not use the sugar, but otherwise made as written and it's amazing!

Jul 04, 2012

I had heard about using milk and sugar for corn on the cob, found this recipe and had to give it a try. Enjoyed it very much! I liked the light coating of butter that the corn had when pulled out and the addition of sugar and dairy to the water did add to the quality of the end result. I didn't have heavy whipping cream so I used half-n-half. I will use this recipe again.


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  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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