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Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing

Updated on February 8, 2014
Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing
Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing | Source

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!

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Step One: Gather your ingredients
Step One: Gather your ingredients | Source
Step Two: Add your cream cheese to a bowl (Remember this is just for one Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Roll recipe.)
Step Two: Add your cream cheese to a bowl (Remember this is just for one Easy Peasy Croissant Cinnamon Roll recipe.) | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Ready in: 3 min
Yields: Serves 6 people 1 tablespoon of icing

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare your ingredients and your mixing area.
  2. Start by adding your cream cheese to a mixing bowl.
  3. Next add your milk.
  4. Finally, add your powdered sugar.
  5. Now mix.
  6. 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.
  7. Mix your icing for 2-3 minutes until it gets a nice shiny sheen and it's ready.
  8. Spread your icing onto your cinnamon rolls and enjoy!!
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Step Three: Add your milk to the bowl with your cream cheeseStep Four: Add in your powdered sugar; It looks like too much but it will mix in with some elbow greaseStep Five: Mix your ingredients togetherThe more you mix, the better it's going to get.See how nice and shiny it gets! And this is only after a few minutes.Step Six: Enjoy!!
Step Three: Add your milk to the bowl with your cream cheese
Step Three: Add your milk to the bowl with your cream cheese | Source
Step Four: Add in your powdered sugar; It looks like too much but it will mix in with some elbow grease
Step Four: Add in your powdered sugar; It looks like too much but it will mix in with some elbow grease | Source
Step Five: Mix your ingredients together
Step Five: Mix your ingredients together | Source
The more you mix, the better it's going to get.
The more you mix, the better it's going to get. | Source
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See how nice and shiny it gets! And this is only after a few minutes.
See how nice and shiny it gets! And this is only after a few minutes. | Source
Step Six: Enjoy!!
Step Six: Enjoy!! | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tablespoon of icing
Calories 75
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 11 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 35 mg1%
* 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.
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Personal Review

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!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks!! I really appreciate the comments!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Icing sounds delicious and the cinnamon must give this treat a lovely flavor.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Oh man! Those sound amazing! I may have to talk to you on the side about some recipes! :) What is cinnamon?! Lol

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      My favorite dessert is chocolate mousse :-))) lol

      But usually, I will eat dessert with fruits. For example, cooked pears with a little bit of mapple syrup and vanilla greek yogurt or apples and dates covered with a light dough (it's almost like a cake but there are a lot of fruits and almost no dough).

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Cinnamon, lol, happens to be one of the main features in the majority of our favorite desserts.

      What are some of your favorite desserts? :)

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Nice recipe! Beautiful pictures! I must say that I am not crazy about cinnamon in pastries but I will eat it if there is nothing else ;-) I love cinnamon in applesauce. Another well explained recipe!

      Enjoy your Sunday!