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Best Cinnamon Roll Icing

This is the BEST cinnamon roll icing, made with only five ingredients including vanilla and cream cheese. This perfectly creamy and rich frosting is easy, ready in 10 minutes, and will turn ordinary cinnamon rolls into the ULTIMATE breakfast. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Sauce / Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 cinnamon roll tops
Author Tiffany


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-10 tablespoons milk, as needed


  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Once butter is melted, continue to whisk over medium heat until butter turns from yellow to a golden color. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese for 2-3 minutes until very fluffy and creamy.
  • Mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, adding 1-2 tablespoons of milk after each addition of powdered sugar. Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated, mix in vanilla and more milk (1 tablespoon at a time) until icing is a smooth spreadable consistency.
  • Spread immediately on cinnamon rolls, or store chilled in airtight container up to five days.


Makes enough icing to generously top about 12-16 cinnamon rolls.