Grilled Coconut-Glazed Corn

As you know I’m a sucker for anything coconut…
Take ordinary corn on the cob and add a coconut glaze with a smoky grilled flavor…so good.
Getting their grill on…
Grilled Coconut-Glazed Corn
Prep Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Cook Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 ears sweet corn husked or husk stripped back and tied together to form handle
  1. Combine coconut milk, sugar, bay leaf, and salt in small saucepan over medium heat. Let simmer gently until sugar dissolves, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste for sweetness, adding more sugar if necessary. Remove pan from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat grill to high. When ready to cook, brush grill grate clean and apply thin coat of oil to grate. Place corn on hot grate; start basting with coconut milk mixture after a few minutes. Baste several times as it grills until nicely browned on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side, 8 to 12 minutes in all, turning with tongs.
  3. Baste corn one final time, transfer to platter or plates, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Note: The handle idea is cute in theory but mine burnt on the grill and flew everywhere so if you tie the husks back hang them off the grill so they don't burn or just take the husks off all together.

Source: adapted Eater's Digest


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  1. Seriously? I mean REALLY?? corn with brown sugar and coconut milk? That sounds amazing!

  2. I know…I felt a little guilty posting it right after my “Green” post but I made it last week and it was dying to be seen.

  3. Christy, this looks great! What would you recommend serving it with?

  4. this is on my list for the 4th

  5. OMG!…. Really?….Seriously?…Sounds amazing, I love corn!

  6. Looks yummy!

    BTW, I saw the recipe on the Betty Crocker web site with your pic, congrats!


  7. Laura,
    It is on the sweet side so you definitely want to serve it with something savory to compliment it. We had it with the Southwest Burgers ( and a salad.

  8. A very unique recipe! I have never had grilled corn with coconut milk and brown sugar!

  9. I love your recipes so much! Thank you for having such an awesome site. I left you a little award on mine.

  10. This sounds so great ~ i would have never thought to put coconut milk on corn!

  11. This looks amazing. I am going to give it a try. I am thinking that soaking the husks in water before grilling might help.

  12. I came across you site while searching for a recipe for ribs that were baked then slow cooked. Not only did I find your recipe for this, but all your other amazing recipes.
    Our whole dinner tonight was from your recipes. Ribs, corn, baked beans and monkey bread. All received stellar reviews.
    In reading about you, I was happy to see that you are also a viola player. I am also a violist and play in the Tampa Bay Symphony. Violist are multitalented people!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Thanks for all of your compliments! Wow. The Tampa Bay Symphony. That’s impressive. So nice to meet a fellow Floridian. – Christy