Looking for a delicious and easy side dish to make for your next summer BBQ?
Look no further than this Crock Pot corn on the cob with coconut milk. The coconut milk adds a delicious and unique creamy flavor to the corn, making it the perfect addition to any summer meal.
Plus, this dish is made in the Crock Pot, so you can just set it and forget it! So what are you waiting for? Give this Crock Pot Corn on the Cob a try.
A Delicious Side Dish
Corn on the cob is a fantastically delicious side dish with just about any meal, especially BBQs on hot days.
And the best part of this flavorful corn recipe is that it is so easy and versatile.
The Perfect Side Dish
My grandmother grew corn and would make the side dish often while we were there during the summertime.
But who needs it as a side dish when you’re a kid and want it as a meal? Is there anything better than an ear of corn? Ha!
So, I have this awesome record that I set in my family. As a kid, I ate 12 ears of corn in one sitting. One sitting!
Twelve regular-sized ears of corn! Yep, I love the stuff. And I have to admit, I’m pretty proud of that unbeatable record.
Growing up, my sister and I spent a part of each summer in Tennessee on my grandparent’s farm.
When we were little, our parents would drop us off at the airport in Denver, and my grandparents, aunt, and uncle would pick us up at the other end in Memphis.
Lots of Corn On the Farm
We’d drive the two hours to our grandparent’s farm out in a tiny little town in West Tennessee.
And I was one antsy kid. I could hardly wait for home-grown corn, canned jelly and jam, and homemade chocolate pie.
Sometimes, I wonder if my grandparents grew an extra row of corn, knowing I would be coming for the summer. I could eat it like it was goin’ out of style.
We don’t eat fresh corn on the cob around here as much as we should these days, but this is one of the best corn-on-the-cob recipes.
Ingredients For Crock Pot Corn On The Cob
- Ears of corn
- Can of coconut milk
- Butter (diced into tablespoons)
- Black pepper
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed below in the recipe card.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Corn on the Cob with Milk
Place corn in the bottom of the slow cooker.
I usually use about six to eight ears of corn for the recipe.
Add one stick of butter (cubed).
You can always add more butter if you’d like to, but I used about eight tablespoons of butter for the recipe.
Pour one can of coconut milk over the corn. Mmm…good stuff.
Pour the water into the slow cooker.
I used about seven cups of water because I have a large slow cooker. But you only need to add enough water to cover the corn.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the top and replace the lid.
Set the Crock Pot on high for three hours or low for about four hours.
Once the corn is tender, grab your corn holders and eat!
How Do You Make Corn On The Cob More Tender?
- Add some ingredients, such as milk, coconut milk, or butter.
- Cook the corn a few minutes longer.
I cooked my Crock Pot corn on the cob with coconut milk for about 2-1/2 hours, and it came out a tad crunchy. Three hours on high is ideal for a softer bite.
Slow cooker corn is definitely the easiest and best way to make the side dish.
Variations to Add To Crock Pot Corn on the Cob
- Herbs and Spices: Try different herbs and spices to add unique flavors. For example, adding a bit of cayenne pepper or paprika while it cooks can give it a spicy kick. Fresh herbs like rosemary, cilantro, or parsley can add a fresh new touch. You can also sprinkle the herbs on after you take the corn out of the slow cooker.
- Citrus Zest: Adding the zest of a lemon, lime, or orange can bring a bright, citrusy note to the corn, complementing the richness of the butter and coconut milk. Sprinkle it on after you take the corn out of the Crock Pot.
- Parmesan Cheese: After cooking, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the corn for a savory, cheesy flavor.
- Garlic Butter: Mix some minced garlic into the butter before adding it to the Crock Pot. The garlic butter will infuse the corn with a delicious garlic flavor.
- Sweet and Spicy Glaze: Create a glaze with honey, a touch of hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice, and brush it over the corn after it’s cooked.
- Bacon Bits: Sprinkle some cooked, crumbled bacon on top for a salty, savory addition.
- Maple Syrup: Including a drizzle of maple syrup on the corn can add a unique sweet flavor that pairs well with the buttery richness.
- Fresh Salsa or Pico de Gallo: Top the cooked corn with a spoonful of fresh salsa or some delicious pico de gallo for a fresh and zesty flavor.
More Favorite Side Dishes to Pair with Corn
- Jiffy creamed corn sweet cornbread
- Oven baked potato wedges
- Copycat Chick-Fil-A coleslaw
- Easy southern cornbread without buttermilk
- Buttermilk cornbread
- The best deviled eggs recipe
- The best barbecue beans recipe from Serious Eats
Tips for Cooking The Corn on the Cob
- After the corn cooks, keep the slow cooker on the warm setting, and it will keep the leftover corn warm at the party.
- Add plenty of butter for a rich flavor.
- Be sure to add your favorite seasonings before eating.
Ready to try this delicious slow cooker corn on the cob for your next summer BBQ? Get the recipe below and start cooking!
This Crock Pot corn on the cob is a great way to make sure your meal is a hit. It might just become one of your favorite things.
Crock Pot recipes are always a great idea because they are so easy, and you can go about your business while the food is cooking.
So what are you waiting for? Start cooking!
- 6 - 8 ears of corn
- 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk
- 1 stick butter (diced into tablespoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Shuck corn, clean it off, and place the ears into the Crock Pot.
- Add the coconut milk, butter, salt, and pepper.
- Add enough water to cover the corn.
- Cook on low for four hours, or high for two to three hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 ear
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
Nutrition is approximate
Hi there! I’m Julie Pollitt from ‘Back To My Southern Roots.’ My love for cooking started way back on my grandparents’ farm in Tennessee. Those sunny days, the smell of biscuits in the oven, and all the family fun really sparked my passion for cooking. On my blog, I share more than just recipes – they’re like stories from my life, full of Southern warmth and homey goodness. The best part? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a kitchen pro, you’ll find my recipes super easy to whip up. So, come on, pull up a chair, and let’s make some delicious memories!