Summer Corn Chowder


It’s starting to feel like summer is definitely in full swing! I’m finding myself passing out otter pops to my kids and their friends on a daily basis – and maybe having a few myself (one of my favorite childhood treats, how could I resist?). I’m enjoying relaxing in the warm suns rays. The store is finally full of good fresh produce and I’ve already been getting flavorful, sweet corn on the cob – none of that worthless dried up stuff that looks like it has nothing left to give and it’s highly lacking in flavor. So what does that mean? Time for all the fresh corn recipes like this incredibly delicious Corn Chowder!

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This soup is amazing but key to it is really good corn on the cob because it’s the prominent flavor here and most important part of this soup. I don’t think I’d ever use frozen corn unless it’s winter and you’re really craving it and you use frozen fresh corn which was from your garden or the farmers market.

I adapted this recipe with slight changes from Cook’s Illustrated. In their recipe they call for shaving off the remaining corn bits with a vegetable peeler after cutting the kernels from the cobs. Then from there you have to wrap it in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. First of all I found it a huge pain and a big mess and if I would have finished I wouldn’t have only ended up with half the amount of juice called for. Secondly, I found an alternate method that was much easier, just cut the kernels from two extra cobs of corn, add to a food processor and pulse until pureed then force through a fine strainer and you should get about 1/2 cup juice. But last of all, after finishing the soup I found it had plenty of corn flavor and everything seemed perfectly balanced so I didn’t even end up adding in that corn juice I’d extracted, so I figured it’s not worth the extra effort. Who knows maybe that’s just personal opinion, but I thought the honey I added to the recipe (in place of the sugar they had listed) gave it the perfect touch of sweetness so the sweetness from the added juice wasn’t even needed.


I love how the bacon in this soup perfectly compliments the light natural sweetness of the corn, while the potatoes give it some body and creaminess. Then the final garnish of chives gives this soup the perfect little bite they need, so don’t omit them. This is the perfect summer soup and once you try a bowlful you’ll want to head back for another serving and then you’ll want to continue to make it all summer long!

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Summer Corn Chowder

4.86 from 7 votes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 8 ears fresh sweet yellow corn , husked and silks removed and kernels cut from cob
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 5 slices bacon , cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Shredded cheddar cheese , for serving (optional)


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened and just starting to brown around edges, about 8 - 10 minutes. Add in the flour and garlic and cook 1 1/2 minutes. While whisking, slowly pour in 5 cups water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then stir in corn kernels and potatoes. Add in thyme and bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a light boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove bay leave then transfer 2 1/2 cups of the chowder to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir the mixture back into the pot then stir in half and half and honey. Sprinkle each serving with chives and optional cheddar.


  • Char R.: OMG! This sounds and looks amazing!
    I love corn any way I can get it. I’ll
    probably wait another month or so when our ILLINOIS corn is ready. (IF I can wait that long!) June 15, 2015 at 3:15pm Reply

  • Deborah: Thanks! This arrived in my email just in time for dinner tonight. Wasn’t feeling like having what was on my menu list. I expect it to be delicious! June 15, 2015 at 3:51pm Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: I could have this all year long! June 15, 2015 at 11:23pm Reply

    • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden: Every ingredient in this soup is better than the next, cheddar? Bacon? Garlic? Corn? You cannot go wrong! This is a winner. A party in your mouth. June 17, 2015 at 5:46am Reply

  • Medeja: It would also be perfect for winter! so nice and warming! June 16, 2015 at 3:22am Reply

  • Cat: I love corn! This is the first time I see a recipe like this! I can’t wait to try it!
    Cat June 16, 2015 at 6:00am Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: Corn soup definitely says summer. Love that you made this recipe a little easier. I’m all about making things as easy as they can be. June 16, 2015 at 1:22pm Reply

    • Penny Dove: In my area, fresh corn does not come along until around the end of August through the fall months. Unless you don’t mind using frozen or canned which I would do but the fresh corn can’t be beat. I just purchased some fresh local corn and I can’t wait to try this recipe September 2, 2016 at 7:48am Reply

  • Jennifer: Do you think it would be ok without the bacon? I can’t eat most meats, unfortunately bacon is one of them. June 18, 2015 at 2:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like the light salty smoky flavor it adds but you could omit it or use ham if you like that. June 18, 2015 at 8:05pm Reply

    • Kelly: I find smoked paprika works really well as a bacon substitute, for that smoky delucious flavour . I hope that helps! June 22, 2016 at 10:28pm Reply

    • Pam: I just made this without the bacon (I love it but a family member has gout and is avoiding meat for a bit) and it was really tasty. the only change I made otherwise was to use a teaspoon of chicken bullion granules in the water. Thanks! we will definitely make this again-maybe with the bacon next time! August 29, 2016 at 5:40pm Reply

  • Sasi: Beautiful clicks.. Just couldn’t take my eyes off your pictures.. Will have to try this recipe sometime minus the bacon… June 19, 2015 at 11:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the compliment! June 19, 2015 at 3:13pm Reply

  • Amy: What would you suggest as an alternative to thyme? I’m not a fan and always wonder if I should replace it with something else or just leave it out. Thanks! June 21, 2015 at 7:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could use some basil in this instead, which is another herb I’ve seen in corn soups. June 22, 2015 at 10:06pm Reply

  • Meghan: Have you tried using chicken stock instead of water? Or veggie stock? June 22, 2015 at 12:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I considered it but then I thought it may overpower the corn flavor so I opted to go with just the water. June 22, 2015 at 9:58pm Reply

  • Bradley: Made it tonight,very good
    Thanks June 26, 2015 at 8:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Bradley! Thanks for your comment! June 26, 2015 at 10:05pm Reply

  • Annie: Hello-
    This looks so good and will try – could I use 1% milk instead of cream?
    Thank you! June 27, 2015 at 4:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It will give you a much different end result, more of a runny soup without that rich creamy flavor but you could sub it if you need to make it healthier or something. August 12, 2015 at 5:05pm Reply

  • Ally: Made this tonight and it was a hit..Very rich and creamy!! Yummy..sent some to our Neighbours too and they loved it!! Thank you for the is definitely a keeper!! June 27, 2015 at 9:35pm Reply

  • BJ: Looks wonderful. Have you tried it chilled? June 28, 2015 at 2:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t but I don’t think this one would be good cold – although I might not be the right person to ask. I don’t like cold soups, not really into gazpachos and such. June 29, 2015 at 10:49pm Reply

  • Lauren: Mmmmm-the smells going on in my kitchen tonight as I make this recipe! I cooked the bacon first and removed before adding other ingredients (just didn’t like the idea of food processing the bacon in the later step). Added bacon back at the end (because you gotta have the bacon). Also, substituted vegetable stock. Yum! June 30, 2015 at 3:56pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear you loved it Lauren! And I agree, bacon is a must! :) July 7, 2015 at 11:19am Reply

  • tam: Can you tell me how much this makes? I need to serve about 30 people at the beach house…it sounds delicious! July 1, 2015 at 8:45am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It makes about 6 servings as a main dish – wish I had the measurement in cups too for you. July 2, 2015 at 11:28pm Reply

    • Penny Dove: The recipe says it serves six so you will have to times the ingredients by five. If you don’t have access to fresh corn right now, I would recommend that you use frozen corn which is a great second choice for such a large batch of soup. Maybe frozen corn would be easier anyway. I hope you have a large stock pot. I am going to use chicken stock in this chowder recipe but you may have guest that do not eat meat. September 2, 2016 at 7:53am Reply

  • Lillian: I made this tonight, My hubby was not a fan. He said it was too sweet for him, I however Loved it and went back for seconds. I think it would be very good with some ham added in addition to the bacon, I am going to freeze a bowl or two for winter time. Thanks for the recipe. July 2, 2015 at 5:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Lillian! And yes you could definitely add some ham or extra bacon for your husband :). July 2, 2015 at 11:21pm Reply

    • Belinda: I also added a little Tabasco Hot Sauce to the soup and it gave a nice balance for the sweetness. August 2, 2015 at 9:20am Reply


  • Lauren: Hey! So is it best to place raw bacon and onion together or cook bacon first before browning onions? July 9, 2015 at 5:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s fine as long as the bacon/onion gets cooked through in the soup which is does here. August 30, 2015 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Julie: I’m definitely trying this recipe but switching out the flour for corn starch so it will be gluten free … soup! July 9, 2015 at 6:28pm Reply

    • aileen burke: Please let me know if the cornstarch option worked. And if it did, how much did you use? August 15, 2015 at 1:56pm Reply

    • Denise Audette: My daughter made this soup and made adjustments for her non-dairy and GF requirements, it came out great. She used GF flour and used rice milk instead of the Half n half.
      My husband ate it and lived it. He wasn’t aware of the alterations until we told him. He even lived it. August 20, 2017 at 8:12am Reply

  • Sabrina: Hi! I’m making this tonight but I’m using heavy cream because that’s what I have. Would that be ok? Also I have Mexican shredded cheese instead of cheddar. . July 10, 2015 at 9:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: The Mexican cheese would be just fine, then I would recommend using 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/2 cup milk if you have milk, if not maybe 2/3 cup cream and 1/3 cup water just so it’s not too rich. July 10, 2015 at 9:59pm Reply

  • Robyn: I made this today and it’s fantabulous! Thanks so much! July 11, 2015 at 5:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Robyn! Thanks for your comment! July 11, 2015 at 11:26pm Reply

  • Kathy: I made this today and it is amazing. A lot of prep in shucking the corn but the freshness is what makes this a Outstanding soup. I did (like I do with my cream based soups) Added a little sherry. That was the only change. I thought about adding chicken broth but turns out you don’t need it. I really took my time adding the salt and pepper until it was perfect. You can’t unsalt so better to add as you go. I had Paired it with some of the Hawian sweet rolls. Just wonderful. I did put some up in the freezer for later. July 14, 2015 at 10:46pm Reply

  • Michael: Look wonderful. I have one question. Do you blanch the corn first? July 16, 2015 at 11:55am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No it goes in raw. August 30, 2015 at 3:35pm Reply

  • Beverley: Hi there. I live in the uk and have never heard of half annd half. What is it please ! July 17, 2015 at 9:48am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s just a blend of 50% milk 50% cream so you can easily just make it yourself. I hope you try this soup and love it! August 30, 2015 at 3:33pm Reply

  • Jennifer: I made this tonight and it is delicious. Much lighter than I thought. The crunchy corn adds a lot of texture and it’s just a really nice flavor blend.

    The only thing I would do differently is cook the bacon before adding the onions, so it gets crispier, otherwise really great simple recipe. July 18, 2015 at 7:17pm Reply

  • Amy: Can’t wait to make this. Have you ever thought of using milk instead of water and omitting flour step? August 12, 2015 at 11:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I did think about it but I adapted this recipe from Cook’s Illustrated and they mentioned something about how using the water left room for the flavor of the corn to shine (in different words). August 12, 2015 at 4:53pm Reply

  • Ellen: This sounds and looks so good! My husband
    thinks anything without meat in it is an appetizer; what do you think about adding chicken to this recipe? I’m thinking cooked shredded or small cut chicken right before serving. Thoughts? Thanks! August 12, 2015 at 10:37pm Reply

  • Joni: This looks delicious. The only question I have has to do with the bay leaf. Do you remove it before placing anything in the blender or serving? August 13, 2015 at 8:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Oh yes thanks for pointing that out! I added that to the directions. August 13, 2015 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Diane: Made this last night…absolutely delicious. Omitted honey…already very sweet…used good Maine fresh corn. Also applewood smoked bacon. Basil instead of thyme. Husband said best soup I’ve ever made. Passing this recipe on to my granddaughter. August 14, 2015 at 7:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you both enjoyed it Diane! Thanks for your comment! August 14, 2015 at 12:34pm Reply

  • Dan Moffett: Do you know how it would turn out substituted chicken broth for water? August 16, 2015 at 8:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It would just add more light flavor which would be fine. I just thought the water was perfect in this surprisingly, nothing in there to overpower it or anything. August 16, 2015 at 12:04pm Reply

      • Dan Moffett: Thank you. I use chicken broth for most of my soups just for the extra nutrient content. But it does add an extra layer of flavor but never overpowering.
        Thanks again. August 17, 2015 at 7:26am Reply

  • linda: sounds great– do you have Nutrition info- per serving for diabetics August 17, 2015 at 7:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have that info. August 18, 2015 at 6:34pm Reply

  • Janice Fryatt: I made this yesterday and it was divine!!!! I’ve tried a lot of corn chowder recipes and this was by far the BEST!!! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. August 17, 2015 at 12:11pm Reply

  • Corissa: Could you make this in a crockpot and still turn out the same? August 18, 2015 at 7:01pm Reply

  • Betty: This will be good year-round. Fortunately frozen corn is ‘flash frozen’ and it tastes as good as fresh. I’m sure this soup will freeze well. Thanks for sharing. August 18, 2015 at 7:29pm Reply

  • Adriane: In regards to the shaving and juice extraction of the cobs: my gramma would simmer the cobs after cutting the kernels off, then use the resulting “corn broth” for the soup. It’s amazing how much flavor can come from fresh cobs. The simmering time is used for prepping the remaining ingredients, so time is roughly the same. Just an idea to make an already awesome chowder a little better and easier. More corn flavor can’t be wrong. August 19, 2015 at 7:31am Reply

  • KeLsey: I’ve never been much of a fan of corn chowder, but giving it a try I made this for Sunday lunch and it was delicious!

    I ended up adding an extra 3 cups of water or so, maybe it’s because I’m in Denver and it boils off quicker. Nothing new there.

    I also substituted 1 1/2 tbsp of corn starch for the flour to make it gluten free.

    Delicious!! The honey is a wonderful addition. August 23, 2015 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Nancy: OMG is this the best soup! I doubled the recipe for a gathering of 10. About 6 of the 10 went back for second helpings (served with salad and bread) and I took home about 4 servings of soup if that helps anyone judge how many it can feed. Also I’m eating the leftovers the next day and it’s just as good so it can be made ahead. I read someone added sherry, I did use chicken broth but like the simmering corn cob suggestion. I did add some hot sauce (no one knew) just taste as you go and the chives, cheddar and bacon on top make it really yummy. Thank you for testing SO glad I knew the Cooks Illustrated step wasn’t necessary and for posting. August 26, 2015 at 1:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Nancy! Thanks for your feedback! August 26, 2015 at 5:23pm Reply

  • Melodie: Absolutely delicious. Will become a family favorite. Don’t eat bacon so left that out, but otherwise followed your directions. Made with 4 cups chicken broth, one cup water. Didn’t have chives or add the cheddar cheese topping, but it was very flavorful without either of these. Even better the second and third days. Blending the 2 1/2 cups is the secret trick, I think. Mades it so creamy and rich. Thank you, Jaclyn! August 27, 2015 at 10:41am Reply

  • AnnCP: If I don’t have fresh corn – how much of frozen will equal 8 cobs? August 29, 2015 at 2:31pm Reply

    • DSD1970: 8 ears of corn = approximately 6 cups of frozen corn. September 19, 2015 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Connie: I made this soup today with the seasonal corn that’s available this summer for my carnivore hubby and it was a big hit! I loved the hint of honey and actually doubled the amount that the recipe called for. I will be making this again this summer! August 30, 2015 at 8:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Connie! August 30, 2015 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Jeanett: I didn’t know what to make for dinner – saw this recipe and thought I’d try it out.
    It’s absolutely delicious!
    I didn’t blend the chowder, but just ate it as it was – with a piece of bread.
    Definitely something I’ll make again. August 31, 2015 at 11:28am Reply

  • Amanda: fo you by chance have the approximate cups of corn this is? I have fresh corn already off the cob. August 31, 2015 at 5:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Last time I made a corn salad recipe 4 cobs gave me 3 1/2 cups so its probably about 6 – 7 cups here. August 31, 2015 at 11:09pm Reply

  • Lydia: This looks great! I was wondering how you think this would freeze? September 1, 2015 at 6:41am Reply

  • Katie: I made this today and it is very good–manages to seem light despite the cream. The only “change” I made was to soak the cobs in the 5c water while I prepped my other veg and sauteed the onion and bacon. I don’t know if it will make a big difference, but I felt like I was getting more out of my ingredients–the water was definitely milky when I poured it in. September 6, 2015 at 5:19pm Reply

  • Alicia: I boiled the corn in salted water after cutting off the kernels to make a “corn stock” in place of the water. Worked out great! September 6, 2015 at 8:29pm Reply

  • Dawn: This looks so delicious, I want to make this for an event this weekend and wonder about making it the day ahead. Does it reheat well?
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try it! September 15, 2015 at 7:26pm Reply

  • Kristina: I was tempted to add some fresh (seeded) jalapenos and maybe hide in some extra veggies (before they go bad)…thoughts? September 21, 2015 at 2:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think jalapeños would be a good addition to this soup, they’d give it a little kick. And I’d say as long as they are mild tasting veggies that won’t overpower the flavor of the corn that should be fine. September 21, 2015 at 2:51pm Reply

  • Carrie Ray: Delicious! I didn’t have the time to use fresh corn, so I used frozen. I figured 6 cups of corn would be about the same as 8 ears, depending on size. This certainly made things easier! This is a new family favorite that we will be making over and over! Thanks! September 28, 2015 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Jane on Whidbey: I wouldn’t do the vegetable peeler and cloth thing, either.
    I’m planning on making this with broth made in the pressure cooker with the corn cobs in water. Simmering is nice, but summer doesn’t make me long for more heat in the kitchen. I’m finding that the pressure cooker takes care of many dishes that I don’t want to smell cooking for hours in a slow cooker, and I like the results on my electric bill.
    I love corn chowder, and this one looks inviting. Thanks for the recipe! November 18, 2015 at 9:29pm Reply

  • Laurie S.: I really like this recipe. But my water was the boiled cobs. I added celery. And next time I will cook the bacon first. November 26, 2015 at 4:32pm Reply

  • Michelle: This is one of those dish where you don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything because there are so many fab textures and flavours! :D December 21, 2015 at 9:02pm Reply

  • Molly Cuddy: I would like to make this today for tomorrow Christmas Eve. I have chucked corn from this summer in the freezer. Will it stay in the frig till tomorrow evening? I would just heat it up tomorrow night. Thanks. Looks amazing! December 23, 2015 at 7:57am Reply

  • Tiffany: Do you need to use honey? March 16, 2016 at 6:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s not absolutely necessary and if your corn is super sweet you may not need it. March 16, 2016 at 7:58pm Reply

  • Val Montemurro: About how many cups would you say 8 ears make?? I have frozen cut from the cob corn in the freezer & am dying to try this! Thanks Val April 10, 2016 at 7:51pm Reply

  • Dana: Stupid question maybe but are we cooking the corn first? Or cooking it while its in with all the other ingredients? April 22, 2016 at 9:23am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You don’t need to cook the corn first, it will cook with the rest of the soup :). April 27, 2016 at 12:29am Reply

  • NIKKI BARNES: I made this tonight and it is delicious. I did use vegetable stock and left the bacon out. I used just a dash of liquid smoky for that smoky flavor. Divine!! May 15, 2016 at 8:23pm Reply

  • jim hohl: How much corn if using frozen corn to equal 8 ears fresh corn? May 15, 2016 at 8:36pm Reply

  • Jill: This is really good but mine doesn’t have enough flavor. I used frozen corn because I couldn’t find fresh sweet corn at 3 stores. What do I add to make it better? More spices? June 1, 2016 at 4:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: More garlic and fresh herbs would help up the flavor. June 1, 2016 at 6:21pm Reply

  • Sean: I fire roasted my corn quickly on my hot bbq grill to get a little char on the corn for extra flavor June 15, 2016 at 10:12am Reply

  • Daryl Munoz: I made this last night and it was a hit with my wife and daughter. I only altered slightly by adding diced red peppers when I cooked the onions for some color and I used chicken stock instead of water. This is a definite redo from now on when fresh corn is in season. June 17, 2016 at 11:34am Reply

  • Jane on Whidbey: A trick my mom taught me when I was young over 50 years ago will help out those who won’t eat bacon: use browned butter. She used to toss string beans in this, and you’d swear you were eating bacon fat. Of course, the texture isn’t there, but the flavor is. It’s called umami in Japanese cooking. Meaty, earthy flavor. Since I saw how pigs are now raised in cages, I won’t eat bacon any more. Damn, I miss it, but I won’t condone that. June 17, 2016 at 11:41pm Reply

  • Jenny: Looks delicious! I’m looking forward to giving it a try! June 23, 2016 at 7:23am Reply

  • Lisa: This was a hit!!! Sooooo GOOD! Even my picky eater dad loved it. June 26, 2016 at 3:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear Lisa! June 29, 2016 at 11:22am Reply

  • Kristin: I just finished making this. It is wonderful. I did use chicken stock and added chicken breast. Delicious!! Thank you for the recipe. July 8, 2016 at 1:37pm Reply

  • Susan: Looking for a corn soup and yours looks delicious. I am so taken by your pictures. I am new at blogging and I am searching for great photography.
    Thank you for your post.
    Are you using a specific plug-in for your recipes. I am trying to figure out how to have the recipe attached to my pin any help Will be greatly appreciated
    Thank you
    Susan July 10, 2016 at 11:50am Reply

  • Francss: Do you peel the potatoes???? Making this for my bunko crew tomorrow….please tell me no! :). Thank you July 24, 2016 at 9:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: No, leave them unpeeled :). July 25, 2016 at 9:50am Reply

      • Frances: Oh Thank you so!!!!!! July 25, 2016 at 1:14pm Reply

  • Carrie: I made this soup tonight and it was a hit for my kids who detest any soup😄
    I also made it plant based by eliminating the bacon and oil, and used low fat coconut milk instead of half and half.
    It was creamy and full of flavour. Yum! July 25, 2016 at 7:36pm Reply

  • James: I prefer to use lo-sodium chicken broth instead of water. Much richer flavor and family likes it best that way. July 28, 2016 at 2:16pm Reply

    • Penny Dove: Me as well James. Yummy with the chicken stock. September 2, 2016 at 7:54am Reply

  • Lauren Aubrey: I know this makes 6 but do you have any recommendations on how to cut this recipe to make it for just two? July 29, 2016 at 9:42am Reply

  • Sheila: Can you tell me what your thoughts are on how this would be frozen and saved for winter? August 3, 2016 at 3:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: What I’d personally do is just freeze the fresh summer corn in freezer ziplocs then make it using that corn in the winter. Corn from the cob frozen yourself is better than what you can get in the freezer section. Who knows though this may freeze well, I just haven’t tried. August 6, 2016 at 10:33am Reply

  • Pinky: Good, but too sweet for my taste, I regret not using chicken broth. Boiled the ears for the water, did not add honey and still very sweet. Added some hot sauce helped, but not enough August 11, 2016 at 6:30am Reply

  • rebekah: Do you have to blend it?? or can it stay chunky? i was confused on that part :) Looks delish August 11, 2016 at 1:55pm Reply

  • Heather Feather: I made this tonight and it was very good. I did tweak it to become vegetarian and skipped the bacon. I used Mrs. Dash as an added flavor since there wasn’t a bacon flavor.

    I also mixed in the blender the 2 1/2 cups of soup with the Half & Half which made it super creamy. I also excluded the potatoes from the blender portion because my family likes a chunky soup.

    Fantastic use of the many ears of corn from this years harvest. August 11, 2016 at 6:34pm Reply

  • Sherry Carsten: I’m allergic to real bacon… can I make it with turkey bacon? August 12, 2016 at 6:58pm Reply

  • Sondra: Made this tonight and it was yummy! Made about half the recipe and made a few substitutions. Will definitely put this on the dinner rotation! August 16, 2016 at 6:52pm Reply

  • Tina Sandoval: Thank you for such a great recipe! I just made this because my husband loves corn chowder and only gets it from restaurants. I saw this recipe and decided to try it. It’s easy to make and is amazing. He truly enjoyed it. I will make it again. I normally alter Recipies however I see no need to do so. Thank you, thank you, thank you! August 21, 2016 at 9:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for leaving a comment Tina! August 22, 2016 at 9:51am Reply

  • Jana: Loved this! I added a cup of chicken stock. And a tsp or two of Mrs Dash garlic and herb. It was so delicious I wish I’d made a double batch! Thank you! August 22, 2016 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy it was enjoyed – Thanks Jana! August 25, 2016 at 2:00pm Reply

  • Roxy Bush: Do you add the half and half while its cooking or wait till its cooled down August 31, 2016 at 1:20pm Reply

  • Kathy: I made this tonight. It was fabulous. The only change I made was I mixed 2 T Siracha with the honey. Thank you so much for a great recipe. September 3, 2016 at 2:44pm Reply

  • Ally: Looks delicious! Would it be fine if I used cooked corn in this instead of uncooked corn? Thank you! September 6, 2016 at 3:53pm Reply

  • Inci @ Bellas Apron: Great base recipe, I ended up using turkey bacon and added more veggies. Thanks for sharing it!! September 6, 2016 at 8:09pm Reply

  • Debbi Spencer: I started making a similar soup/chowder when I tasted it at a club meeting years ago. Instead of cream and the flour, I use skim milk, some butter, and thicken it by whisking in some potato flakes. It doesn’t take away from the corn favor at all, and cuts down the fat a bit. Delicious no matter how you make it! Thanks! September 12, 2016 at 7:46pm Reply

  • Lindsay: Thank you for the great recipe! Love the idea of adding honey :) How could you make this in a crock pot instead? Maybe transfer everything to the crock pot to simmer? September 26, 2016 at 1:28pm Reply

  • Mish: I made this tonight and the only change was no bacon, three small red potatoes and a ¼ tsp of smoky paprika. Oh my was it amazing soup. The next time I am going to try cauliflower in the last 10 minutes instead of the potatoes. The cauliflower will lend to the creaminess and take down both oxalates and carbs. But wow! Will also continue to make this time and again for my hubby and I. He and I both loved it. Thank you for the excellent recipe. September 28, 2016 at 5:57pm Reply

  • Steve S.: A definite keeper!! The sweetness of the corn really stood out. I loved it and will be making again and again. Thanks for sharing and God Bless. October 1, 2016 at 2:54am Reply

  • Sasha Reade: getting corn on the cob in the uk is really expensive and not common like back home in Canada. If you were to guess how much corn 8 husks produces what do you think it would be? Or the next time you make it could you weigh it? Thanks so much, im in love with this recipe March 1, 2017 at 10:22am Reply

  • Erika M.: Is it necessary to blend? May 1, 2017 at 3:31pm Reply

  • Nancy Comerfors: I substited 4 cups of water with homemade chicken stock. Nutritious and a meal. June 11, 2017 at 5:11pm Reply

  • Marie Aviza: This was awesome! Thank you for sharing. I was worried that it would be watery but it was perfect.

    The entire family loved it.

    I see someone recommended swapping water with Chicken stock. That actually sounds like a great idea. June 25, 2017 at 7:23pm Reply

  • Della Brown: Made the Summer Corn Chowder today it is hot here in Georgia but we have fresh corn this chowder is the best and this recipe is a keeper will be making it often!! June 30, 2017 at 8:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed it Della! July 11, 2017 at 2:09pm Reply

  • Stephanie Jensen: I made this tonight and the flavors were just amazing. I didn’t need to change a thing! I will definitely be making this again July 5, 2017 at 5:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it! July 11, 2017 at 2:01pm Reply

  • Nicole L Ogan: Could I do this in the crock pot? July 6, 2017 at 3:05pm Reply

  • Tammy: Ever try doing this one in a slow cooker? July 31, 2017 at 1:11am Reply

  • Maggie: Could you make this a day in advance and warm it back in a slow cooker?? August 1, 2017 at 10:57am Reply

  • Denise Audette: My daughter cannot have gluten or dairy. She adjusted this recipe by substituting GF flour and using rice milk instead of the half n half. She brought some over and didn’t tell us it was adjusted until after we ate it. It was delicious! So glad that there are good options these days for food allergies. August 20, 2017 at 8:18am Reply

  • Lori McLoughlin: Do you cook the bacon first? August 21, 2017 at 6:11am Reply

  • patti lewis: We are enjoying a bowl right now…..It is so good, ty for sharing the recipe :D <3 August 29, 2017 at 6:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad they were enjoyed Patti! August 31, 2017 at 9:42am Reply

  • Susan: This is a meal every week from May thru September here in NC. My picky sons love it, and their dad now thinks I’m an amazing cook. THANK YOU! September 1, 2017 at 4:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad they approve! September 5, 2017 at 12:39pm Reply

  • sherry: Delicious! Family favorite! Was wondering how this soup will do of I freeze it September 2, 2017 at 5:04pm Reply

  • Brittany K: I have been making this recipe for about a year now! We still have our fresh markets and its just now getting cold out so its absolutely perfect! Make this for my husband and I to share for a few day since we work opposite shifts, heats well and is satisfying. September 7, 2017 at 2:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to comment Brittany! Glad you love it! September 7, 2017 at 11:13am Reply

  • Allison: I made this and liked it a lot but it was a touch sweet for my taste. I didn’t add the honey and I added some chipotle powder for more of a smoky flavor. I think this would be good with some goat cheese on the top. I think the tartness would balance out the sweetness well September 18, 2017 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Michelle: This soup is fabulous! I use Chicken Stock instead of water for a richer base. The Honey really makes a huge difference, so don’t leave it out unless you just really don’t like honey. I also add few more potatoes since my daughter loves the potatoes in it! November 3, 2017 at 12:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it Michelle! November 6, 2017 at 12:08pm Reply

  • Ashley anne: I made a roux with the bacon fat and then coooked the corn and potatoes with chicken stock! The bacon roux alowed me to skip the blending process and was so yummy 😝😝 April 29, 2018 at 11:29am Reply

  • Harmonious Sun: O’my goodness. This is delicious. Just got done making it. The only thing different I did was cut everything in half. Awesome dish. Didn’t and wouldn’t change anything. Nom nom nom. Thank you. June 9, 2018 at 1:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you liked this corn chowder! Thanks for the 5 star review! June 9, 2018 at 1:19pm Reply

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