The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls Frosting Recipe

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The Perfect Cinnamon Rolls Frosting Recipe

Cinnamon roll frosting is the perfect icing for your freshly baked warm cinnamon rolls. Ditch the store icing, make this super delicious one at home, and relish each bite of that lovely cinnamon roll. 

Cinnamon Rolls Frosting Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are one of my favourite desserts. I can eat it during breakfast, with my evening coffee, and even after my night meal. Yes, I absolutely love it: Soft Rolls Filled With Cinnamon Butter-sugar Mixture and Topped With Yummy Cream Cheese Icing

Oftentimes, either when you bake cinnamon rolls or buy them off, the icing is missing. I’m not the kind who would rush to a supermarket to buy the icing. I just need five staple ingredients, and I can make one at home. You should do that too, and once you’ve had it, I’m sure you will never ask for the store one. 

This icing is absolutely the best cinnamon roll icing I have had in a long time. I make this every single time I bake cinnamon rolls, as I just cannot eat them with this frosting. I’m sure you will end up doing the same when you taste it. Its smooth, soft, and not very sweet, which pairs well with the rolls.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Quick and Easy: The frosting needs very little time and effort to make. All you have to do is mix the five ingredients well enough till it become a nice homogenous icing. 
  • Staple Ingredients: With just five basic ingredients, you can make such delicious icing. Ingredients like butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, milk, and vanilla essence are all easily available in the kitchen. 
  • Compliments of the Cinnamon Rolls: I don’t think I can ever eat cinnamon rolls without this yummy icing. It just seeps into the warm rolls, making them more soft, moist and delicious. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Cream Cheese: Choosing the right cream cheese is very important here. It should not be curdled, loose, or spread. It must be a soft block of cheese. 
  • Unsalted Butter: We don’t need the icing to be salty as the cinnamon rolls have enough salt in them. Using salted butter can turn the entire dessert quite salty. Use only softened unsalted butter. 
  • Icing Sugar: Sifted icing sugar is a must as it removes the lumps and adds air to the frosting. Do not use castor or granulated sugar. 
  • Milk: The icing needs to be soft and quite spreadable; hence, milk helps to adjust the consistency. Also, it adds a lovely richness to the icing. 
  • Vanilla essence: A hint of vanilla essence can make or break this recipe. The icing tastes a lot better when vanilla is added to it. 

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Frosting

Preparation: Grab all five ingredients and weigh them out individually in separate bowls. Keep the tools and equipment ready that are needed for the recipe. 

Soften Cream Cheese: take cream cheese in a bowl and soften it. If the cream cheese is too hard, then let it come to room temperature and then soften it. 

Add Butter, Milk, and Vanilla Essence: Once the cream cheese has been softened, add unsalted butter, milk, and vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients well so everything is combined thoroughly.

Add Icing Sugar: Lastly, add the sifted icing sugar in batches and mix using a spatula. Combine until all sugar dissolves completely.

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Add Sugar In Batches

Adding icing sugar in parts helps to mix it properly. If all is added at once, you may end up having lumps. 

Use Room Temperature Ingredients 

Use room temperature (softened) cream cheese, unsalted butter, and milk for best results. If either of them is cold or warm, the frosting won’t turn up the way it should.

How To Store Cinnamon Rolls Frosting

You can store any leftover icing in an airtight box and keep it in the refrigerator. Use within three days. 

If kept in the freezer, you can use it for up to a month. 

More Easy Recipes

Looking for more cream cheese frostings? Then check out these other recipes.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Easy Cinnamon Rolls Frosting Recipe

Cinnamon Roll Frosting: Take your cinnamon rolls to a whole new level with this delicious smooth cream cheese icing.

  • Total Time: 0 hours


  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • 30 g Unsalted butter
  • 160 g Icing sugar
  • 20 g Milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla essence


  1. First, soften the cream cheese in a bowl. It must be smooth and free of lumps.
  2. Then, add in unsalted butter, milk, and vanilla essence. Mix everything well until well combined.
  3. Gradually add sifted icing sugar into the cream cheese mix and fold it using a spatula. Mix until all the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes

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