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Six pieces of sweet corn in a pot with water, milk, and butter

Perfect Corn on the Cob

This secret method for making the Perfect Corn on the Cob comes straight from Mom’s kitchen. It comes out sweet and crunchy every time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 130kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Large Stockpot



  • Fill a large stockpot about halfway with cold water, add milk and sugar and bring to a LOW simmer. Do not add salt.
    Sugar being poured into a pot with milk, water, and butter.
  • Once water is at a low simmer, add corn. Cover and simmer for about 8-10 minutes.
    Pieces of corn in a pot ready to be cooked
  • Remove corn with tongs and serve with butter, salt and pepper (see tips above).
    Corn on the cob in a stock pot. One piece is being puled out with a pair of tongs.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg