There have been a couple of times where I've gone to the store, in actual need of milk - I have a kid, we go through a lot of milk, only to either go to multiple store, or debate between getting her buttermilk or a bunch of the single serving containers to hold her over.
Not to mention that I love milk, too, but these are some desperate times!
1 quart of corn stock* (or chicken stock)
12 corn cobs (give or take)
Once your bacon has cooked, set it aside, and pour about 1 Tbs of the fat into a big pot. You don't have to use the bacon fat, of course, but it's right there, so you may as well, right? Let this heat over medium high heat for a minute or so, place your shrimp in a single layer, and sear each side for about 2 minutes, then remove to a plate (you may have to do this in batches); add in the garlic, letting this cook gently for another minute.
While your garlic is cooking, add in your smoked paprika and Old Bay Seasoning, then add in your corn. If you need to add in some extra bacon fat, go for it!
Crumble your reserved bacon up, and mix in with the corn. Let this cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes before adding in your corn stock (or chicken stock).
Add in your heavy cream, bring this up to a boil, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, letting it thicken to your liking. Taste this, and check the seasonings - if it needs more salt, add it! If you want a bit of spice, add in some red pepper flakes, or some cayenne pepper. I'm not crazy about spicy food, so this was good for me.
Toss in your fresh parsley, and, using an immersion blender (or food processor, or regular blender), puree about half of the soup. You want there to be some texture, but the pureed corn will help to thicken up the soup a bit more. Depending on how much bacon fat you used, you may notice a film developing on top of the soup - just use a spoon, and scoop it out. Easy peasy!
Add in your shrimp and let them warm though, about 5 minutes, then dish it up and dig in! The corn really shines here, but the shrimp are tender and sweet; this is like a warm hug on a cold day, which, we all are going through right now, so treat yourself to a hug!