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!
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 12
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  • 2 cup powdered sugar aka confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoon milk can substitute with heavy cream or half and half


  • Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Pour over warm rolls and spread.

Julie's Tips

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


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 6mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. 5 stars
    I never knew icing could be so easy and taste so good! I drizzled this over some muffins and it was heavenly! I can’t wait to try it on cinnamon rolls.

    1. 5 stars
      Perfect! Enough flavour from the vanilla that I pretty much cut the sugar in half for my non-sweet daughter and it was delicious.

        1. I’m sorry to hear that, Jenna. It’s important to check the expiration date of your vanilla, it can go bad.

      1. Same as another commenter : very, VERY, strong vanilla (alcohol) taste (my vanilla was not expired and I had just purchased it, I use organic pure vanilla extract), sadly ruined my fresh baked cinnamon rolls (my bad, I should have tasted it first!)

        1. I’m sorry to hear that, Rose. Unfortunately, it may be the vanilla you are using. I use pure vanilla extract, typically Nielsen Massey or homemade and have never experienced an alcohol taste. I recommend reducing and adding to taste.