cinnamon roll frosting in a clear glass bowl with beaters in bowl to one side

Cream Cheese Frosting

Freezing cinnamon rolls is my favorite kitchen hack for winter months! These easy make ahead cinnamon rolls will make hosting guests a breeze and create happy tummies on special Sunday mornings!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword cinnamon roll frosting, cream cheese frosting, cream cheese frosting recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 221kcal
Author Pretty Providence


  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 10 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP milk


  • Combine cream cheese with butter and vanilla and blend well in a mixer.
  • Add in powdered sugar a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. You can use up to 2 T. of milk as needed to wet sugar.


When freezing the cinnamon rolls I like to freeze the icing as well so that when I decide to bake the rolls all I have to do is thaw an icing bag and I was good to go. 
To thaw, stick in fridge over night or let sit in a bowl of lukewarm water. 


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg