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Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob


Fresh summer corn is one of my favorite things and seeing that this Best Way To Cook Corn on the Cob Recipe is one of the top 4 recipes on Spicy Southern Kitchen, I think there are a lot of people who enjoy eating corn on the cob.

There are many ways I like to cook corn on the cob and this Crock Pot Corn on the Cob is definitely at the top of the list.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob cooked with coconut milk and butter.


I cut the corn on the cob either in half or into thirds, add it to the crock pot with a can of coconut milk, 1 cup water, half a stick of butter, seasoned salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob


The sugars in the coconut milk enhance the sweetness of the corn and really bring out its flavor.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob cooked with coconut milk and butter.


And butter always makes anything taste better.

Cooking corn on the cob in the slow cooker is an easy, hands-free way to make corn for a picnic or cookout. You’re free to do other things while the corn cooks for a few hours in the crock pot, soaking up all those awesome flavors. Then you can just turn it to warm if you’re not ready to serve it right away.

I’ve tried this recipe with both fresh and frozen corn on the cob and I like fresh much better.

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob cooked with coconut milk and butter.

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Crock Pot Corn on the Cob

Crock Pot Corn on the Cob


  • 5 to 6 ears of corn, cut in half or thirds
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 or 5 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • chopped cilantro


  • Place corn pieces in 6-quart crock pot and add remaining ingredients, except cilantro.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours.
  • Remove corn from crock pot and sprinkle with cilantro.

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29 thoughts on “Crock Pot Corn on the Cob”

  1. Made this for my son’s High School Football Team, for a team dinner. They were over the moon! My son said, the boys could not figure out how I got all of the buttery-salty-goodness, cooked right into the ears of corn.😆 Thank you for a great recipe! It’s a keeper. 😊 (60+ thumbs ups! )

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Yay!! So glad they liked it. Must be hard to cook enough food for a team of football players!! 🙂

  2. Rose Marie Wolfe

    Can you tell me if I should use sweeten or unsweetened coconut milk in this recipe.
    Thank you

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I use unsweetened, but I think you could probably use sweetened. I’ve never had corn that I thought was too sweet. lol!

  3. I could only find cream of coconut in the mixed drinks aisle. Can I use a couple tablespoons of it and regular cows milk to get the same effect? I don’t want the corn to taste like coconut, just like sweet corn.

  4. Tonight is the second time I have cooked corn in the crock pot following your recipe and it is so good and so easy to fix. I love cooking with coconut milk!

  5. Made it & I give it 2 👍. Delicious full of flavors. Thank you Christin for sharing this easy, fun & yummy recipe. Highly recommend you give it a try, as is!

  6. Question….do you stir the corn at some point? How do the ones on the bottom not get soggy while the ones on top stay crisp??


  7. This looks so yummy! We only have frozen corn on the cob (the short pieces). Would this still work?

  8. Linda Jones

    Thanks for the recipe Christin, I love corn on the cob, so healthy too, well, maybe not too much with the butter but still scrummy. I always struggle what to get for dinner and always struggle to cook corn on the cob, looks like all that’s been answered now, thanks again Christin.

  9. Kathleen Julkowski

    My grandfather taught all of his eight kids and their kids the following way to cook corn: under optimum conditions, i.e., you grow your own corn, it is 30 minutes from garden to mouth! When Grampa went to pick and shuck the corn, Gramma got out the cooking pot and filled it with water and a bit of salt. She put it on the stove on high. By the time the water was boiling, Grampa had the corn ready for a quick wash and into the boiling water went the ears. When the water returned to a full rolling boil, the stove was turn off. The pot was covered and moved off the hot burner. Timer was set for 15 minutes. When it sounded, the corn was taken from the pot and placed on a serving plate. We each buttered our own cob of corn. Don’t let the cooking time fool you. The corn tastes fresh, sweet and succulent! It is never tough and over cooked.

  10. Howdy. This sounds so easy and I want to try it. For someone who hates coconut, should I stay away from it?? Does that milk just give a sweet flavor or will I run for the hills cause of the coconut? I’m assuming there are not flakes of coconut in that can?? I’ve never tried it. If I choose not to use that, should I just up the water?
    Thanks so much.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      In my opinion, coconut milk does not have that much coconut flavor, but some people think it does. There are no flakes in the can. You could use regular whole milk instead.

  11. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I have never thought to cook corn on the cob in the crock pot, Christin! Clearly I am blonde and you are a genius! lol. LOVE that you added coconut milk to the mix! I bet this tastes perfectly sweet and seriously amazing! Totally trying this as I have been eating corn daily. I’m kinda obsessed. 😉 Cheers, friend!

  12. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kithcen

    Wow! Making crock pot corn cob is such a genius idea. Loving it! 🙂

  13. Alaina @ A Not So Quiet Kitchen

    I never would have thought to put corn in the crock pot! I love these flavors! Corn on the cob is something everyone in my family is always excited about, I can’t wait to make this for them! It looks so good!

  14. Corn in the crockpot sounds so good! And I love that coconut milk in there. What a wonderful flavor combination.

  15. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Summer is definitely all about fresh corn on the cob! I’ve never thought to cook it in the crock pot, though! Such a great idea, Christin. Definitely trying this out!

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