Luscious Corn Chowder

This luscious corn chowder has a pleasingly rich, sweet, fresh corn taste that doesn’t require fresh corn OR heavy whipping cream! 

"as good as fresh" corn chowder

Luscious corn chowder is a recipe shared by my dear friend  Iris O’Brien. A recipe developer and chef, Iris is a genius at creating outstanding soups and sauces.

This luscious corn chowder tastes like it took forever to make from fresh corn, but it didn’t. It is super easy to make from frozen corn, so it can be enjoyed any time of year. Even better, the usual heavy whipping cream is replaced with a much healthier ingredient~coconut milk.

This corn chowder would be an easy and delicious soup course to serve guests for a four or five course meal. Garnish it with crisp applewood smoked bacon and sharp cheddar, and it will be a show stopper. For more on this luscious corn chowder, Iris shares her insights below.

If you try this, please leave comments to let us know your thoughts. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!

 Iris O’Brien

This corn chowder has all the traditional elements of a fresh corn chowder made from corn cut right off the stalk. I love using frozen corn, as it most closely emulates fresh. The frozen method has a high standard which preserves that “right off the stalk” corn taste without losing the sweet flavor that is unique to freshly picked corn. I prefer white corn to yellow because it seems sweeter, creamier, and more flavorful.

Coconut milk, rather than heavy cream, is the perfect pairing with white corn. It compliments the buttery flavor and sweetness of the corn while adding myriad health benefits found in coconut milk. One taste and this will quickly win you over as the best corn chowder you’ve ever tasted. Enjoy!

Luscious Corn Chowder

Luscious Corn Chowder

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Corn chowder that tastes as good as fresh but requires no shucking and no heavy whipping cream. Genius!


  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2. (20-ounce) packages frozen creamed white corn, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen shoe peg corn
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Crumbled bacon


  1. Sauté onion in bacon drippings in a 8-quart stockpot over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Gradually add flour and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Carefully pour in chicken broth, stirring well.
  4. Gradually stir in creamed corn and next 4 ingredients.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Carefully stir in coconut milk and grated nutmeg.
  7. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer an additional 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  8. Spoon into individual serving bowls. Top with grated cheese and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1554Total Fat 129gSaturated Fat 96gCholesterol 45mgSodium 6526mgCarbohydrates 102gSugar 29gProtein 22g

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