The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

The Perfect Cinnamon Roll Icing

100 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Cara M.
Recipe by  Cara M.

“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!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

  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.

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Sarah Jo
152

Sarah Jo

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 what I needed--thanks Cara! NOTE: This recipe does not say to sift the powdered/confectioners sugar. I really didn't mess with that but I did run a wisk through it to break down the bigger lumps in the sugar. It just makes for a smoother icing. For those like me who forget to let the cream cheese sit out before using, I let the cream cheese sit in a small bowl on my heating pad (the same one I used to help my rolls rise) on low/medium for 20 minutes or so to soften it up.

Jillian
113

Jillian

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 milk on hand I opted to my husband's half and half. Definitely make sure your butter and cream cheese are softened. I gradually put everything into my kitchen aid mixer and gave it a whirl. This came out so smooth and creamy -perfect for Sunday morning cinnamon rolls. These frost about 12 large rolls, but then again I LOVE icing! Thanks for a great recipe, Cara M.!

Cara M.
60

Cara 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 lot of trial and error before I came up with this one. My family loves it and I hope your's will too!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 69 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 7.9 g
  • 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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