Instant Pot Corn On The Cob With Milk is fresh or frozen corn on the cob pressure cooked in milk, sugar, and butter until it’s juicy and full of flavor. Plus it’s ready in only 5 minutes!
You can pair this instant pot corn on the cob with these Grilled Turkey Legs, Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks, or Smoked Ribs w/Tangy BBQ Sauce. Another side you can serve with it is coleslaw using my Creamy Coleslaw Dressing recipe!
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob With Milk (Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob)
There’s only a few short days of summer left, and Instant Pot Corn on the Cob (aka Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob) is the perfect way to end the season! This recipe can be made with fresh or frozen corn cobs, and only takes 5 minutes to cook. Plus it has an unbeatable flavor from simmering in milk, sugar, and butter. You won’t have to dress it at the table, because it’s already good as-is!
How do you cook corn on the cob in an instant pot?
Instant pot corn on the cob is one of the easiest things you’ll make all week. Here is what you’ll need for this recipe:
- An instant pot or pressure cooker (Check out these Instant Pot safety procedures first!)
- Corn on the cob
Here are the few simple steps you need to make this recipe:
- Place corn in instant pot. I used frozen, husked, whole corn on the cob. It’s really easy to keep in the freezer for when you need it, so you can make instant pot corn on the cob all year long!
- Add sugar, salt, and 1/2 of a whole stick of butter into the pot. This adds a wonderfully sweet, buttery taste to the corn that we all usually try to do once it hits the table. Now you can just open the pot and dig right in!
- Add the milk, then add enough water to just cover the corn. Be careful not to go over the fill line in your pot, though! Or it might come out the top of the steam valve, which can be messy.
- Lock your instant pot, close your pressure valve, and cook.
That’s it! It’s super simple, and super flavorful. You can make instant pot corn on the cob for the family table any night of the week!
How long do you cook corn on the cob in an instant pot?
The wonderful thing about the pressure cooker is that it cooks things super fast. If you don’t believe me, check out how quickly I cooked this whole chicken!
Cook this pressure cooker corn on the cob on High for 5 minutes, then let the pot naturally release. The reason I want you to let the pressure cooker release naturally is because this particular recipe has a lot of liquid in it. If you release the steam too quickly, you’ll get some of that liquid squirting out of the pressure valve. It’s not a huge deal if you do, but it’s extra mess to clean up, and the liquid is really hot.
Can you freeze corn on the cob? What’s the best way to freeze corn on the cob?
Yes, you absolutely can! You’re going to have two options here.
- Freeze the corn on the cob whole. For this method, I usually double-bag the corn in ziplock bags after it’s cooled completely. You want to get as much of the air out of the bag as possible to prevent freezer burn. You can also wrap the corn tightly in tinfoil, then in a plastic ziplock bag.
- Cut the kernels off the corn and freeze them. For this method, you can do the same as above. You can also put the corn kernels in Tupperware and seal them tightly before freezing.
Corn can last about 12 months in the freezer. If you decide to cut the kernels off before freezing, you can easily throw a handful or two into different recipes all year long. You have to cook the corn before you freeze it, even if it’s a quick blanching. This helps preserve the nutrients in the corn, so it’s in peak condition when you’re ready to use it.
How do you reheat corn on the cob?
You can reheat corn on the cob easily. It doesn’t really matter which method you choose, even for this corn on the cob instant pot recipe.
- Throw it into some boiling water. You can reheat corn on the cob in some boiling water. If you’re reheating the pressure cooker corn on the cob from this recipe, I’d do it in the milk/butter/sugar/water pot, so you don’t lose any of that great flavor. Once you bring the water to a boil, you only need to add the corn for a few minutes, or until it’s hot.
- Roast it in the oven. Put down some parchment paper on a baking sheet, and roast the corn on the cob for 5-10 minutes. Just enough to reheat corn on the cob and maybe add a nice golden brown, too.
- Microwave it. Try to reheat corn on the cob for a minute, if it’s still too cold then add another minute. Because who doesn’t bring leftovers to work the next day, amirite?
Instant Pot Corn On The Cob With Milk is fresh or frozen corn on the cob pressure cooked in milk, sugar, and butter until it's juicy and full of flavor. Plus it's ready in only 5 minutes!
- 8 medium corn cobs husks removed
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
Add corn, butter, salt, and sugar to the instant pot. Pour in milk and water.
Close instant pot and seal, with steam valve closed. Cook on manual setting on High for 5 minutes, then allow pot to release naturally.
Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
You can use fresh corn on the cob with the husks removed, or you can use the packaged frozen corn on the cob. I like to keep a package in the freezer for last minute dinner decisions!