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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 27.9mg; sodium 76.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2020
I will need to try this again, I cooked the corn on simmer for 45 minutes after bringing it to a boil and yet the corn was still not done not sure if I did something wrong or not Read More
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
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:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2012
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
Oh my this was DEE-LISH!!! Moist flavorful & sweet corn that hubby & kids were all fighting over...thanks for the great recipe Daddy K!!! Update: Tastes even better if you throw the cooked corn on the grill with a sprinkle of salt...unbelievably good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2013
I have to try this again I totally forgot the heavy cream! And the corn wasn't very good to begin with either. We both prefer to cook corn 8 to 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2020
I will need to try this again, I cooked the corn on simmer for 45 minutes after bringing it to a boil and yet the corn was still not done not sure if I did something wrong or not Read More