Fresh Summer Corn Soup

Fresh Summer Corn Soup is creamy, delicious, and lightly sweet from the fresh summer corn. It’s the perfect way to enjoy all that amazing summer produce! Use the servings slider to easily adjust the ingredient amounts.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Author Debi


  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups 2% milk
  • ½ cup half-&-half
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the corn from the cob by holding an ear with one end resting on the counter or in a large bowl to catch all the kernels and juices. Using a sharp knife, slowly slice down the ear, removing the top two-thirds of the kernels, but leaving the base of the kernel attached to the cob. Then, using the dull side of the knife, press down the length of the ear to push out the rest of the kernel and the milk. Set the kernels and milk aside.
  2. Heat a soup pot over medium heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for about 15-25 minutes, stirring often, until the onion begins to brown. If the onion begins to burn or dry out too much, just add a little water to slow the cooking. Continue cooking this way until the onion is well caramelized.
  3. Turn the heat down a little to medium-low. Add the corn and all the corn juices to the onions, and sprinkle with salt. Stir well, and cook for 7 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and the half-&-half to the corn mixture. Scald the milk, or heat the milk until tiny bubbles just start to appear around the outside of the pan (bring just to a simmer). Remove from heat, and cool slightly.
  5. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender and pour through a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl. Allow the soup to drain through, pressing on the solids to extract all the soup. Transfer strained soup back to pan, and reheat over medium heat. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary.
  6. To serve, divide among bowls and top with freshly ground pepper. You can also use additional corn kernels or freshly grated Parmesan for garnish. Enjoy!