Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing
So one big problem with making your own cinnamon rolls, is that you don't get the delicious cinnamon roll icing that comes at the end of the tube.
What! You can't have cinnamon rolls without the right icing can you?
Well, now you can make as much cinnamon roll icing as you'd like, from home!
Of course, you need to start with some amazing cinnamon rolls (right?). Try my Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Rolls for a start.
Then only a small bit of just a few simple ingredients and voila! I think my husband would eat this with a spoon all by itself if he had a choice.
Let's look at home you can make this yourself!
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Prepare your ingredients and your mixing area.
- Start by adding your cream cheese to a mixing bowl.
- Next add your milk.
- Finally, add your powdered sugar.
- Now mix.
- It's going to look like you're putting too much powdered sugar in your bowl compared to the other ingredients, but you're not.
- Mix your icing for 2-3 minutes until it gets a nice shiny sheen and it's ready.
- Spread your icing onto your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!!
|Serving size: 1 tablespoon of icing|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 1 g|
|Carbohydrates 12 g||4%|
|Sugar 11 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 35 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Cinnamon roll icing can be made one of two ways.
You can either make a buttercream with the same amounts of butter, milk, and powdered sugar as you would for this recipe, or you can making a cream cheese icing with cream cheese instead of butter.
Compared to the buttercream, we both voted that although both icings were very good, the cream cheese version was the winner.
This one not only had better flavoring instead of being just sugar, but it also worked better on the cinnamon rolls and tasted more like the Pillsbury cinnamon roll icing.
You'll have to try it for yourself and let me know what you think!
What's your favorite icing on cinnamon rolls?
© 2014 Victoria Van Ness