Sweet Corn on the Cob—Cooked in Milk Ingredients 8 ears of sweet corn, husks and silk removed Water, to cover corn 1 1/2 cup(s) whole milk or half and half 2 Tbsp. sugar or honey 1 tsp. salt Put 3 to 4 cups of water, milk, sugar and salt in large pot. Put pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Add sweet corn to rolling boil and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Use tongs to remove corn from the pot and immediately brush with butter. Serve.