The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

Cara M. 11

"After testing many recipes for cinnamon rolls I found that just about any home-made roll can be good if you have the right icing. In too many recipes the cream cheese flavor overpowers the icing. Use this recipe for decadent cream cheese icing on your favorite cinnamon roll and you won't be disappointed!"


10 m servings 69 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and milk, then gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar and salt until smooth and fluffy.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If your cream cheese and butter are cold, it won't cream well. Microwave each separately for about 10 seconds and they will be soft enough to work with.
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  1. 207 Ratings


I made the recipe exactly as stated. It came out perfect. For me, it covered 12 rolls, not 24. I did use buttermilk in the icing only because I had a touch left that I had to use. This was just ...

Wonderful cinnamon roll icing! It's easy to make and so good you could eat it all by itself. I used a 3 oz. pkg. of cream cheese and decreased the amount of butter a bit. Since I only had skim m...

This is my recipe - just a note, it will cover 24 tiny rolls or 12 large (like the ones frome the mall). I guess that got left out of the description! Thanks for all who try this - it took a l...

This one's a plate licker!!! It is absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe, except that I left out the milk and salt. It made the icing a little thicker, which we like. That allowed the ici...

i tried this recipe to go with some cinnamon rolls i was baking to bring to work. i made the icing while the rolls were rising, and i started to eat the icing by dipping raspberries. i love it! ...

I like icicing which is fluffy and less thin. This icinig is not creamy but almost the consistency of gloss. I would decrease the liquid next time and also use a little less butter.

Perfectly delicious.

Perfect title for the "Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing". My family loved it. I thought it was delicious! I didn't change a thing! And I still loved it! Perfect!

very good recipe! I only added 5 tablespoons of butter and used 3 oz cream cheese since I just used the whole package. Perfect for cinnamon rolls!!!!!