The Best Cinnamon Roll Icing, A Smooth Cinnamon Roll Glaze

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  • This creamy Cinnamon Roll Icing is made with 4 staple ingredients in 3 minutes. It turns homemade or store bought cinnamon rolls into the ultimate breakfast treat! This Cinnamon Roll Glaze seeps into the rolls making each bite absolutely amazing! One you learn how to make Cinnamon Roll Icing, you’ll never buy again!

    cinnamon roll icing on rolls

    One of our favorite weekend treats are Easy Cinnamon Rolls. While Chris and I often enjoy it with Cream Cheese Icing, the girls prefer their Cinnamon Roll Icing without cream cheese. Either way they’re an amazing way to kick off a Sunday!

    cinnamon roll glaze on cinnamon rolls

    We’ve been making this simple Cinnamon Roll Glaze for years. It’s the perfect compliment to any cinnamon roll. This glaze is a great way to elevate store bought cinnamon rolls. They never seem to give you enough icing, do they?!

    Easy Cinnamon Roll Glaze

    This Cinnamon Roll Icing is made with just 4 ingredients and takes less than 3 minutes to make. It’s made with staple ingredients, making it easy to make on a whim. Ingredients include powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar), butter, milk and vanilla.

    icing for cinnamon rolls

    Cinnamon Roll Glaze isn’t just for cinnamon rolls though, it’s also great for dipping muffins into! You can drizzle it over cakes, pound cakes, breads and so much more. Once you have a bite, you’ll want to put it on just about every baked treat. It can make the even the most basic treat taste decadent!

    cinnamon roll glaze poured over cinnamon rolls

    How to Make Cinnamon Roll Icing

    1. Melt butter.
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk.
    3. Blend until smooth and pour over warm rolls.

    how to make cinnamon roll icing

    It spreads on your rolls effortlessly and seeps down into them making every bite amazing. This recipe makes perfect amount of Cinnamon Roll Glaze for 10-12 large rolls or 24 miniature rolls (like my Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe).

    I know not everyone likes to drench their cinnamon rolls in Cinnamon Roll Glaze like I do. If you prefer a drizzle, pour your glaze / icing into a ziplock bag. Cut off a corner to create a drizzle.

    You can also use an inexpensive squeeze bottle. I love these for glazes, sour cream on tacos and so much more! Of course an icing bag always works, too!

    If you prefer your Cinnamon Roll Icing a little less sweet, just add powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. You can adjust and taste test to your preference.

    cinnamon roll icing in a bowl

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    Cinnamon Roll Icing (Cinnamon Roll Glaze)

    This creamy Cinnamon Roll Icing is made with 4 staple ingredients in 3 minutes and turns homemade or store bought cinnamon rolls into the ultimate breakfast treat! This Cinnamon Roll Glaze seeps into the rolls making each bite absolutely amazing!

    Course Breakfast, Brunch
    Cuisine American
    Keyword frosting, glaze, icing
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 3 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 99 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 2 c powdered sugar aka confectioner's sugar
    • 2 Tbsp butter melted
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 4 Tbsp milk can substitute with heavy cream or half and half

    Instructions

    1. Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

    2. Pour over warm rolls and spread.

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    Recipe Notes

    You can make ahead and warm to serve. Spread onto your favorite pastries or dip them into the bowl.

    Nutrition Facts
    Cinnamon Roll Icing (Cinnamon Roll Glaze)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 99 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 2g3%
    Saturated Fat 1g5%
    Cholesterol 5mg2%
    Sodium 19mg1%
    Potassium 6mg0%
    Carbohydrates 20g7%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Vitamin A 65IU1%
    Calcium 6mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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