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Everyone needs a good cinnamon roll icing glaze recipe that they can depend on time and time again. However let’s not forget that you can use this icing glaze on homemade Danishes or any pastry that you whip up at home!

The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting

Basic & delicious cinnamon roll icing glaze recipe 

This is a pretty basic icing glaze recipe, consisting of only 4 ingredients! It’s not fancy but it is one that you need to have in your back pockets at all times. The real secret to what makes this glaze delicious is the salted butter! A really good icing glaze shouldn’t be just milk and icing sugar, you aren’t going to get a icing glaze that cracks and crackles. It’s the melted butter that is going to give you that crust on your icing and not have it super sticky.

Everyone needs a good cinnamon roll icing glaze recipe that they can depend on time and time again.

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 Now of course when you drizzle this cinnamon roll icing glaze on warm cinnamon rolls, they aren’t going to really harden up and be all crackley. This icing will be the best on danishes and other pastries that you don’t eat warm or hot, you’ll really see how it cracks and hardens up!

If you are looking for other icing, frosting or glaze recipes try these winners:

  1. The Best Buttercream Icing Recipe
  2. Lemon Icing Glaze
  3. Lemon Buttercream Icing
  4. Cherry Icing Glaze

Happy baking! Make sure to use these on my Fast & Fluffy no Rise Cinnamon Rolls! 

4.6 from 5 votes
The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting
Prep Time
3 mins
Total Time
3 mins
 

The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting! This buttery, crackly icing glaze is the best one ever! 

Course: Desset
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 4 cups powdered/confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tsp heavy cream
Instructions
  1. In a large Pyrex 4 cup measuring glass, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. Start with 4 tsp of cream and then work your way until you reach the consistency you desire. 

  2. Drizzle over the baked goods.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Sugars 42g
Vitamin A 3.1%
Calcium 0.2%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  1. There are many frostings out there for cinnamon rolls, but this one was the best that I’ve found. I am dairy free and used your recipe with my dairy free substitutions. It was fabulous! Instead of butter, I used Melt Organic, and to replace the cream, I used Canned Coconut cream that I get from Trader Joes. I used the same amounts. Thanks for a great recipe! No one who ate my gluten free dairy free cinnamon rolls knew they were not wheat. The frosting did the trick!

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