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!
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.
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:
Happy baking! Make sure to use these on my Fast & Fluffy no Rise Cinnamon Rolls!
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The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting
The Best Danish, Pastry and Cinnamon Roll Icing Glaze or Frosting! This buttery, crackly icing glaze is the best one ever!
- Prep Time
- 3 minutes
- Total Time
- 3 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1/4 cup salted butter, melted
- 4 cups powdered/confectioners' sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4-6 tsp heavy cream
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.
Drizzle over the baked goods.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.