Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

May 9, 2016 (Last Updated: January 20, 2021)

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season, hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns. So darn good, you won’t even bother with extra butter or salt.

Sweet corn used to be the sign of summer when I lived up north and the Midwest, but in Florida, it’s a crop for the fall, winter, and spring. So now is the perfect time for me to get a head start sharing some of my favorite springtime and Summer recipes, such as my recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob.

 

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The CobIn sunny Florida, we tend to enjoy deliciously supersweet varieties of corn. They have more natural sugars than some of the other types of corn, which tend to bring out the natural flavors more so when simmered in milk, honey, butter, and seasoning.

Often folks may forget there are health benefits of eating organic, non-GMO varieties of Sweet corn are rich in vitamin C, thiamin, and folate. One of the garden vegetables you can place on the dinner table that is often enjoyed by grownups and the children alike.

 

 

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

 

 

 

Some of the many benefits of  non-GMO organic Sweet Corn

  • Sweet corn is a natural, gluten-free cereal ingredient and may be used safely in celiac disease individuals, like rice, quinoa, etc.
  • Sugar corn features a high-quality phyto-nutrition profile consisting of dietary fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals in moderate proportions. It is one of the most excellent sources of dietary fibers. 100 g kernels carry 2 g or 5% of the daily requirement of dietary fiber. With slow-digesting complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber in the food helps regulate a gradual increase in blood sugar levels. However, in line with rice, potato, etc., corn is one of the high glycemic index food items, limiting its authority as the chief food ingredient in diabetes patients.
  • Yellow varieties of corn have high levels of phenolic flavonoid pigment antioxidants such as b-carotenes, and lutein, xanthins, and cryptoxanthin pigments along with vitamin A.; these compounds are required for maintaining healthy mucus, skin, and vision. Consumption of natural foods rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Corn is a source of a phenolic flavonoid antioxidant, ferulic acid. Several research studies suggest that ferulic acid plays a vital role in preventing cancers, aging, and inflammation in humans.
  • It also has proper levels of some valuable B-complex groups of vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folates, riboflavin, and pyridoxine. Many of these vitamins function as co-factors to enzymes during substrate metabolism.
  • Sweet corn has healthy amounts of essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese.

 

 

 

 

 Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The CobIf you and your family have yet to try Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob, you are totally missing out on one of the best ways to enjoy corn on the cob, and we need to remedy that immediately, so let get Y’all started on enjoying this delicious recipe for corn on the cob ASAP!

 
Note: I have a huge issue with wasting wonderful ingredients such as the juice from this wonderful Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob recipe, so I tend to use it to make a perfect base for my corn and potato soup a day or so later by adding a roux, leftover corn that I cut off the cob, diced potatoes, onions, parsley, etc. and it tastes delicious. So don’t waste that yummy juice if you do not have to. Let me know your ideas for using the Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob juice in the comment section.

 

 

 

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

  • Eight Ears Non-GMO verified organic sweet corn
  • Water to boil corn
  • One and 1/2 cups Whole milk warmed
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream warmed
  • One Stick of Unsalted butter
  • Three tablespoons of organic honey
  • Three tablespoons Cajun Seasoning or to own taste + more if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to own taste
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground peppercorns to own taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish optional

 

 

Equipment Needed for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

  • Kitchen knife-optional
  • Large pot
  • Measuring spoons
  • Tongs

 

 

 

 

Pro Tips and Instructions for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

  1. Remove the corn husks from the ears of corn, rinse well to remove any corn silk that may be leftover.
  2. You can cut the ears of corn to the desired size or leave the corn on the cob whole.
  3. Fill a large pot midway with water, add the clean corn on the cob, whole milk, heavy cream, unsalted butter, organic honey, Cajun seasoning, Kosher salt, freshly ground peppercorns, and cayenne pepper, place on low heat to warm milk and melt butter.
  4. Slightly raise the heat under the large pot to low-medium heat, careful not to let corn boil. You will want to simmer the corn for about 15 minutes or so.
  5. Remove from the pot and add additional Cajun seasoning and unsalted butter if desired serve while hot.

 

 

 

This recipe for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spices, kosher salt, and freshly ground peppercorns. So darn good you won't even bother with extra butter or salt.

Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob

hmccallum
Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob will be one of the best corn on the cob recipes you will have ever try this season hands down; made with delicious Florida sweet corn, simmered slowly in whole milk, organic honey, unsalted butter, and seasoned to perfection with Cajun spice
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 People
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Ears Non-GMO verified organic sweet corn
  • Water to boil corn
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole milk warmed
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream warmed
  • 1 Stick Unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Organic honey
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning or to own taste + more if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to own taste
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground peppercorns to own taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Remove the corn husks from the ears of corn, rinse well to remove any corn silk.
  • You can cut the ears of corn to the desired size or leave the corn on the cob whole if desired at this time.
  • Fill a large pot midway with water, add the corn on the cob, whole milk, heavy cream, unsalted butter, organic honey, Cajun seasoning, kosher salt, freshly ground peppercorns, and cayenne pepper, place on low heat to warm milk and melt butter.
  • Slightly raise the heat under the large pot to low-medium heat, careful not to let corn boil, you will want to simmer the corn for about 15 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the pot and add additional Cajun seasoning and butter if desired serve while hot.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 5gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 3gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 2157IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cajun Spice, corn, Corn on the cob, Honey, Milk
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If you enjoyed this recipe here are some other recipe suggestions

  • Southern Corn Pudding Casserole is the delicious iconic classic casserole that was made by grannie, especially for Sunday dinners, holidays, and church potlucks, that has a sweet, cheesy golden layer, and a delicious, creamy corn center that everyone loves.
  • Southern Corn Salad is hands down one of the best Iconic salads for summer. This summer-friendly salad is made with grilled corn on the cob, avocados, fresh organic tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno peppers, fresh herbs, and a homemade dressing.
  •  Louisiana Cajun Crawfish Boil is considered a fine art to many Louisiana folk. Family, friends, and next-door neighbors will gather outdoors around newspaper-covered picnic tables, sipping on a cold beer, peeling, and eating those tasty Crawfish until they are almost insane from filling their bellies full of spicy Cajun Crawfish Boil. 

 

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54 Comments

  • Reply
    John
    October 27, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Loved this recipe and will be passing it on to a few friends. A keeper for sure.

  • Reply
    Cyndi
    May 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Awesome! I put them on a very low simmer. We ended up eating much later than planned, so they simmered the whole time. (I just kept stirring.) I was worried they would be mushy, but to my surprise they were just as tender and firm as if my clock was at 15 mins. VERY flavorful – everyone loved them! I put paprika in the water and served the Cajun spice on the table. Too may sissy tastebuds out there. Thanks.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 28, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by Cyndi and sharing your experience with all of us! I am so happy you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply
    Veronica Corbett-Hardy
    June 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This sounds delicious. I’m making for my hubby today. This will add to an already special Father’s Day dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Jackie
    March 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I recently just started to freezing my buttermilk in ice trays. Once they are frozen solid I pop them out the ice tray and stick them in zip lock bags.
    I pull them out as needed for my recipes.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 1, 2019 at 7:49 am

      That’s a great idea, Jackie, thank you for sharing it on here!

  • Reply
    andreamammac
    February 20, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    You had me at milk and honey! This looks amazing, and I love that you save the cooking liquid to use for soup.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 5, 2020 at 10:52 am

      Thank you, Andrea! I love this corn! I actually use it to make my corn chowder and my potatoes and corn soup.

  • Reply
    Tracy
    February 20, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve never had corn on the cob like this before – but that’s going to change!!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 5, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Good morning! I hope by now you have had a chance to try it Tracy! Have a great day!

  • Reply
    Calleigh K
    February 20, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Oh my! thank you for the idea in cooking these corns… I cant wait to try this later.. Look so damn delicious…!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 5, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Ha Ha! Thank you Calleigh!

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