The BEST Cinnamon Roll Icing

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A little bit cream cheesy, a lot buttery, and oh so sweet. That’s the make up of the perfect and BEST cinnamon roll icing. Slather on a warm cinnamon roll and it’s irresistible ooey gooey deliciousness! There’s just nothing better!

Cream Cheese? 

Every cinnamon roll icing just needs a little hint of cream cheese, but nothing overpowering the butter! It’s the perfect ratio! I’m not over the top in love with cream cheese, but just a hint is the perfect amount. Although, if you’re not into the cream cheese scene at all, simply omit it and you still have a crazy tasty icing.

Cream cheese icing

Spread over warm cinnamon rolls and let the magic work. It’ll seep into every crevasse and make every bite sweeter. Lather on homemade or even store bought, bake yourself cinnamon rolls, because, let’s face it, they never ever come with enough icing! Ever! 

Plus, this icing only takes just a few minutes and a few ingredients. Butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. So why not throw a batch together?

Cinnamon roll icing ingredients

Let’s Make Some Cinnamon Roll Icing

To make, simply cream the butter (room temperature) and cream cheese together until it’s completely smooth. Next, add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix all together until it’s silky, velvety and creamy. Make sure to scrape your bowl periodically so everything mixes up just perfectly! 

Lastly, spread onto warm cinnamon rolls…and perfection! Enjoy every ooey gooey bite!

Cinnamon roll

Different Flavors? Yes Please!

Get crazy! Add different flavors to the icing for an extra zing to your day! 

  • Lemon zest
  • Orange zest
  • Raspberry jam
  • Chocolate
  • Peanut butter
  • Extracts
  • Cinnamon

Or get really crazy and color the icing! Kids love it! And don’t forget the sprinkles!

This icing is so versatile as well. Glaze other pastries, on cakes or even cookies. Use as a dip or eat it by the spoonful! It’s that delicious! Believe me! Or don’t…you’ll just have to make it yourself and see!

Icing Any Time of Day!

Whether your cinnamon rolls are for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack or dinner, make sure they are drenched in icing. It’s always the best part!!! Because nobody wants a dry cinnamon roll!

Cinnamon Roll Icing Recipe

The BEST Cinnamon Roll Icing

Slightly cream cheesy, all butter and perfectly sweet, this icing is the best icing for any cinnamon roll!

Course Breakfast
Keyword butter, cinnamon roll, cream cheese, icing


  • 1/2 Cup Butter Room Temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract


  1. Cream the butter with the cream cheese until combined and light and fluffy.

  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix into butter and cream cheese until smooth.

  3. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract.

  4. Spread over your favorite cinnamon rolls.

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