Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls

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  • Easy recipe for the best Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls made with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream (or milk).

    cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing

    One of my absolute favorite breakfast treats is a thick, decadent cinnamon roll, but we all know, it’s the icing that makes the roll!

    Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls

    This Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls balances the sweetness. It’s creamy, smooth and oh so good! This recipe provides the perfect icing to roll ratio and will have everyone raving! Whether you are making the Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe, my easy cinnamon rolls or just topping a store bought can of rolls, this cream cheese icing will take them over the top! Cream cheese frosting makes everything better!

    cream cheese icing drizzled on cinnamon rolls

    It’s made with staple ingredients – butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream or milk, with cream cheese, of course! With just 4 ingredients it’s quick and easy to mix up on a whim to top sweet treats.

    cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese icing

    Even our kids who claim to despise cream cheese love this delicious and decadent cream cheese icing! Now if you still have naysayers to cream cheese, you’ll also love this cream cheese free cinnamon roll icing recipe!

    cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls

    If you prefer a glaze to icing you’ll love this cream cheese glaze recipe, too! In fact, I have frostings and glazes for just about everyone’s taste and every recipe!

    cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls

    If you make this recipe, please write a five star review and help me share on Facebook and Pinterest!

    cream cheese icing drizzled on cinnamon rolls

    How to Make Cream Cheese Icing

    It’s so easy to make! Just combine softened ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth. You can drizzle it over your cinnamon rolls, pound cakes, muffins, scones and more. Then use a spreader to smooth it on.

    cream cheese icing on cinnamon rolls

    1. Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream in a stand mixer or mixing bowl.
    2. Blend until smooth.
    3. Pour over cinnamon rolls and serve warm.

    cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing

    You’ll note that this cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls is only drizzled on here, but this recipe makes enough to cover them completely. I say the more, the merrier! You can even dip cinnamon rolls in warm cream cheese icing! I won’t judge!

    cinnamon rolls cream cheese icing

    best cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls

    Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls

    Easy recipe for the best Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls that is creamy, smooth and the perfect complement to rolls.

    Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 3 minutes
    Servings 10
    Calories 223 kcal
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 4 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 c butter softened
    • 2 c powdered sugar
    • 2 Tbsp heavy cream (can substitute milk)

    Instructions

    1. Blend ingredients together until smooth. Smooth onto cinnamon rolls.

    Recipe Notes

    Substitute the heaviest milk you have if you don't have heavy cream.

    Nutrition Facts
    Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 223 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Cholesterol 40mg 13%
    Sodium 119mg 5%
    Potassium 15mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
    Sugars 23g
    Vitamin A 9.6%
    Calcium 1.6%
    Iron 0.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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