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Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

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Corn Roast & Flavored Butter

Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving.  Can’t beat that.  Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house.  Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.

But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying a corn roast of our own and whipping up two of our favorite kinds of butter to share with our own family.

Let me share them with you.  That way, I will not feel as bad by not having our usual crew over to the house this year.


Cinnamon butter recipe for corn

Roasting the Corn:

I have done this two ways in previous years.  The easy way, and the hard way AND the more labor intensive as I call it. Each has their own benefit, it all depends on the route you want to take and what additional items you are serving.


How to cook corn on the grill


The Easy Way to Roast Corn

Ok, it really isn’t roasting corn.  It is boiling it. Cooler corn is the easiest and quickest way to serve up a slew of corn on the cob for your guests. You shuck corn, boil water and add both to a cooler. It cooks itself and remains warm throughout most of a party. People just keep grabbing what they want through the night. Yep!  It really is that easy.  Directions in the form of video here.

Roasted Corn

Again, more labor intensive but impresses your guests.  There is something about having blackened, smoky corn with flavored butters that impresses guests.  It is more work than the first method – but nothing a person can’t handle for a smaller dinner crowd.

1.) Pull the husks down (don’t remove them) but remove the silks.

Cooking corn on the cob on grill

2.) Brush the corn with plain butter and pull the husks back up.

Making corn on the cob on the grill

3.) Grill the corn over medium heat a charcoal or gas grill about ten minutes.  8 minutes a side.

Making corn on the cob on the grill

No worries about blackened corn – it’s all good.  The secondary flavored butter will be wonderful.

Making corn on the cob on the grill


How Much Corn is Enough?

Magic question, huh? You would be surprised to know most females eat 4 cobs and the men, 6 cobs.  Many times, we also snap a corn cob in half and butter each side differently.


Grilling Corn and Flavored Butter

Yes, they really do tend to enjoy a few drinks, fill up on corn and a few random small snacks I provide.  An enjoyable, and easy night of entertaining. People tend to look forward to the night I host to see what flavors I come up with.


Making corn on the cob on the grill


Flavored Corn Butters

Our families favorite flavored butter recipe is listed below.  Beside being our families favorites it is also one of the most popular flavors at any corn roast I’ve ever hosted.  

Cinnamon Butter


Cinnamon butter recipe for corn

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


1.) Leave butter out on counter to soften.

Cinnamon butter recipe

2.) Place softened butter into medium bowl.

Cinnamon butter recipe

3.) Add 1/4 cup honey and to butter bowl.

Cinnamon butter recipe

4.) Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to butter bowl.

Cinnamon butter recipe

5.) Add a dash of salt to butter bowl.

6.) Add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract to bowl.

Cinnamon butter recipe

6.) Mix all ingredients together using a mixer, until fluffy.

Cinnamon butter recipe

7.) Dust with cinnamon and refrigerate covered until use.


Cinnamon butter recipe

Leftover butter is excellent on your morning toast


Additional Ideas for Butter Flavors:

Tequila Lime Butter – 1/2 Cup softened butter, 1-1/2 tablespoons tequila, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 teaspoons of grated lime peel
Cayenne Pepper
– 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

Garlic Chive –  1/2 cup butter, 4 tablespoons chopped chives 1/2 teaspoon garlic
Sriracha Beer – 1/2 cup butter, 3 tablespoons beer, 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon sriracha

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