This old fashioned creamed corn recipe is a delicious and easy side dish perfect for any meal. Serve it up in the summer with your barbecues or save it for a holiday feast.
Southern style creamed corn
There’s nothing like made from scratch creamed corn. It’s wonderfully thick and flavorful without being overly sweet. Every bite is a burst of freshness and texture. In my opinion, it’s far superior to the stuff you buy in a can.
This old fashioned cream style corn doesn’t take too much to make. Just a few simple ingredients and a little stirring in the pot as the mixture warms and thickens to the perfect consistency. You’re going to love serving it with your next meal.
Creamed corn ingredients
- Whole kernel corn: You can use canned or frozen
- Heavy cream
- Cayenne pepper
What you’ll need to make this recipe
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Tips for making old fashioned creamed corn recipe
This old fashioned cream corn recipe can be thickened to your liking by simply cooking it longer if you like it thicker or reducing the cooking time to make it a bit thinner.
You can also reduce the amount of cayenne pepper added or omit it completely if you don’t wish to have your corn spiced. We love it with the little kick to it because it adds a great contrast to the sweetness.
FAQ’s about cream corn
Make sure to drain the can of whole kernel corn before use. You can also rinse the corn in water to remove excess salt if desired. Then stir the corn in as requested and follow along with the recipe card.
It should be good in the fridge for up to 4-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container. You can reheat it before eating by placing some in a microwave-safe bowl or in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until warmed through.
How to make old fashioned creamed corn
In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, mix together the corn, cream, milk, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
Stir together occasionally until simmering.
Continue to stir the creamed corn together until thickened and then reduce heat to low and continue cooking until thickened to your desired consistency.
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Old Fashioned Creamed Corn
- 2 cans (15.25oz) whole kernel corn, drained (or 20 ounce bag frozen corn)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 Tablespoon melted butter
- 2 Tablespoon flour
- In a medium sized pot over medium heat, mix together the corn, cream, milk, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper.
- Stir together occasionally until simmering.
- In a small bowl combine the melted butter and flour to become a slurry. Whisk it into the pot until well blended.
- Continue to stir the creamed corn together until thickened and then reduce heat to low and continue cooking until thickened to your desired consistency.
- Serve warm.