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.
In 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.
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.
If 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
Pro Tips and Instructions for Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob
Remove the corn husks from the ears of corn, rinse well to remove any corn silk that may be leftover.
You can cut the ears of corn to the desired size or leave the corn on the cob whole.
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.
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 unsalted butter if desired serve while hot.
Southern Milk and Honey Corn on The Cob
- 8 Ears Non-GMO verified organic sweet corn
- Water to boil corn
- 1 ½ cups Whole milk warmed
- ½ cup Heavy cream warmed
- 1 Stick Unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons Organic honey
- 3 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning or to own taste + more if desired
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper or to own taste
- Kosher salt to own taste
- Freshly ground peppercorns to own taste
- Chopped parsley for garnish optional
- 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.
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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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