This post is sponsored by Milo’s Tea Company.
When summer rolls around it feels like a time for celebration. We’ve made it through the busy spring season (which is always busy for our family) and we have more time together as a family. We have some family birthdays and celebrations that fall during the summer months too. I love getting outside and enjoying our favorite foods like watermelon and oven roasted corn on the cob.
I love corn on the cob. It’s one of my favorite foods and just reminds me of summer. If you’re wondering why I mentioned oven roasted corn and not grilled corn, it’s because until I met my husband, I was not all about the grill. I didn’t want to man it so I didn’t do it! But I still wanted to enjoy that sweet summer corn on the cob.
So I learned how to make an easy oven roasted corn recipe and the rest is history.
I’m excited to share how Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea has added extra flavor to my favorite roasted corn recipe this summer!
SWEET TEA OVEN ROASTED CORN ON THE COB
Summer has always felt like a celebration to me. I think it has to do with school being over. When I was a kid it always felt like a time of the year to just celebrate. Then I spent many years as a teacher so I had the thrill of the end of the school year then too.
When I think of summer I think of sweet corn, watermelon, and sweet tea. Milo’s Sweet Tea is a perfect summer beverage and we enjoy it all the time around our house!
Milo’s tea is available sweetened with pure cane sugar, zero calorie sweetened with sucralose, and unsweet. That means there is a variety for everyone in our family! Milo’s teas are all brewed fresh from real tea leaves. They’re all natural with no preservatives or added colors.
Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea recipe is the same recipe that Milo Carlton used in his restaurant back in 1946! It’s made with just three simple ingredients: filtered water, pure cane sugar, and fresh brewed tea – just like you would make at home in your own kitchen!
If you’ve never tried Milo’s, I recommend you pour yourself a glass and enjoy it this summer!
HOW TO ROAST CORN IN THE OVEN
This summer I’m using Milo’s Tea as more than just one of our favorite summer drinks. I’ve been using it in some of our favorite summer recipes, like oven baked corn on the cob!
This roasted corn recipe is one of the easiest to make. The reason I learned how to grill corn in the oven was so I could make it any time of year. I’m a huge corn fan so we eat it all the time.
For this recipe, you make oven roasted corn on the cob without husks.
To get started, you need to remove the husks and silks from each ear of corn. You can do this while you preheat the oven.
My secret to making this an easier process is to use the microwave. Put the ears of corn in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. Wearing an oven mitt, take the corn out of the microwave. Cut off the stalk end about an inch into the corn. Then squeeze the opposite end of the corn and the ear of corn will slide right out with any silks or husks on it!
Once you have cleaned the corn, line a baking sheet with foil to place the corn on. Spread softened butter on each ear of corn and season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Bake the corn for 15-20 minutes then turn the ears to cook the other side. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until your corn is tender.
While you’re cooking corn in the oven, make the sweet tea glaze.
To make the glaze, heat Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea and honey over medium-high heat until it comes to a simmer. You will let it cook until the liquid is reduced to about half the original amount.
This should take 20-25 minutes or so.
Then add the butter pieces to the liquid and stir until the butter melts into the liquid.
Whisk cornstarch into a small amount of the sweet tea glaze until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Then use the whisk to mix the cornstarch sweet tea mixture back into the rest of the glaze.
Allow the glaze to simmer an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously, or until it thickens a bit more.
Once the corn is finished baking, remove it from the oven and brush or drizzle the sweet tea glaze over each ear before serving.
Sweet Tea Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
Corn on the Cob
- 8 ears corn
- 1 Tbsp butter (softened)
- salt & pepper (as desired)
Sweet Tea Glaze
- 2.5 cups Milo's Famous Sweet Tea
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp salted butter (cut into pieces)
- 3 tsp corn starch
- 1/8 tsp salt
Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Remove the husks and silks from the corn. You can do this by microwaving the corn for 3-4 minutes and then cutting off the stalk end about 1-inch into the corn. Then press on the other end and slide the corn out of the husk.
- Line a baking sheet with an edge with foil. Line corn up on the pan.
- Rub corn with softened butter. Add salt and pepper as desired.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn corn and bake for an addition 15-20 minutes or until corn is tender.
Sweet Tea Glaze
- Heat Milo's Famous Sweet Tea and honey together in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring the liquid to a simmer and allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes. You want the liquid to reduce by about half.
- Add the butter pieces to the liquid and stir with a whisk until it's completely melted.
- Spoon 3 Tablespoons of liquid into a small bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk it together until the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
- Add the cornstarch mixture back to the remaining liquid glaze. Add salt and whisk together.
- Allow mixture to simmer for 3-4 minutes or until it thickens to a glaze consistency.
- Drizzle or brush over roasted corn and enjoy!
Of course, in the summer you can also throw the corn on the grill and still make the glaze to go with it. That’s the beauty of this recipe. Make corn on the cob your favorite way and then slather it with sweet tea glaze for a taste of summer no matter what time of year!
You can also make sweet tea glaze with any of Milo’s teas! For refreshing summer beverage options all summer long, be sure to check out all of Milo’s products:
- Sweet Tea
- Zero Calorie Sweet Tea
- Unsweet Tea
- Decaf Sweet Tea
- Sweet Tea and Lemonade
Find Milo’s in the refrigerated juice section of your local supermarket. Find Milo’s near you!