Viral Cinnamon Rolls with Half and Half Recipe Hack

Make the best cinnamon rolls without the hassle with this viral Tiktok inspired Cinnamon Rolls with half and half recipe. All you need are a few simple ingredients to make delicious cinnamon rolls without all the work.

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After scrolling through Tiktok cinnamon roll hacks, I knew I had to try these viral Tiktok cinnamon rolls. They are so easy, two ingredients, yes please! Indulging in warm, gooey cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven is an unbeatable breakfast delight. These are the perfect special occasion easy recipe that you can use on Christmas morning, for birthdays, brunch, or anytime you just need a sweet treat. With our simple recipe for Cinnamon Rolls with Half and Half, you can elevate your breakfast game with minimal effort and maximum flavor. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, treating your family, or simply craving a sweet morning treat, these cinnamon rolls are sure to satisfy.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

Our Cinnamon Rolls with Half and Half recipe offers a delightful twist to the classic canned cinnamon roll. The addition of half and half brings an extra creaminess to the rolls, making them irresistibly moist and tender. Plus, I have so many other ideas to take these to the next level. The ease of using store-bought cinnamon rolls with a homemade touch of half and half simplifies the baking process, making it accessible for beginners and convenient for busy mornings. Plus, with just five minutes of prep time, you can have these delicious treats ready to bake in no time. That’s a win for sure! I love when a viral recipe is as good as the hype.


This Tiktok cinnamon roll recipe really only calls for two ingredients, but be sure to checkout the variations. There are few extra ingredients you could add to make these even better! So grab these two things at the store, and the others you will probably have on hand.

  • 2 packages store-bought cinnamon rolls with icing (8 count each, I used Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls) 
  • 1 cup half & half (feel free to add a little more if you want extra creaminess)

How to Make the Recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13×9 or similar-sized baking/casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. Carefully open the packages of cinnamon roll dough, setting aside the icing for later use.
  3. Gently separate the cinnamon rolls and place them in the prepared baking dish with the cut side facing up.
  4. Pour the half and half evenly over the arranged cinnamon rolls.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the rolls turn golden brown.
  6. Allow the cinnamon rolls to cool for about 5 minutes before spreading the icing evenly over the top of the rolls.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy the deliciousness!

Tips for Baking Canned Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Ensure the cinnamon rolls are evenly spaced in a single layer in the baking dish to allow for even cooking.
  • Keep an eye on the rolls towards the end of the baking time to prevent them from overbrowning. Cooking time can vary due to oven differences. Be sure to watch them closely for a perfect delicious treat.
  • For extra flavor, consider adding a sprinkle of chopped nuts or raisins before baking. Or using one of our variations listed below.

Places to Enjoy This Recipe:

  • Breakfast or brunch gatherings with friends and family.
  • Weekend mornings when you want to treat yourself to something special.
  • Potluck events or bake sales where homemade treats are always appreciated.

Variations for the Recipe:

​There are so many ways to elevate this tiktok cinnamon roll hack with more variations and other hacks. The ingredient amounts for these variations can easily be adjusted to match your preferences so measure with you heart on these.

  • Nutty Flavor: Add a layer of chopped pecans or walnuts between the cinnamon rolls for a crunchy texture.
  • Caramel Twist: Incorporate a drizzle of caramel sauce over the icing for a decadent twist.
  • Different Flavors: Experiment with different flavors of store-bought cinnamon rolls, such as pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon, to customize the recipe to your liking.
  • Cinnamon and Sugar: Feel free to sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon and sugar over the top of the can of cinnamon rolls in the pan.
  • Brown Sugar Mixture: Mix 2/3 cup of brown sugar with a stick of butter (melted) and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Drizzle on top of the of the cinnamon rolls after adding the half and half. This one is another viral tik tok cinnamon rolls hack and for good reason. This just sounds amazing!
  • Extra Icing: add a little homemade icing. Use 1 tablespoon softened butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and a splash of milk or more if needs thinning. Ice as directed with the included frosting, then add the extra homemade frosting. You can never have enough frosting right???

Storage and Make-Ahead Options:

Cinnamon rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply warm them in the oven or microwave before serving for that fresh-from-the-oven taste.

For best results, do not make these ahead of time. You want to eat this recip hack right out of the oven. Leftovers are great, but with the ease of this recipe, make ahead isn’t really necessary. Simple follow the instructions and just plan for about a half an hour of baking time with a total prep time for this tik tok cinnamon rolls recipe clocking in at about 45 minutes if that.

Common Questions about the Recipe:

Here are some questions you might have about how to make this recipe hack.

Can I use heavy cream instead of half and half?

Yes, go for it. Many similar viral Tiktok recipes for heavy cream cinnamon rolls used a cup of heavy cream instead of half and half. I prefer to go a little lighter with the half and half but it is really a personal preference. 

Can I use milk instead of half and half?

While half and half adds richness to the recipe, you can substitute it with milk if desired. However, the result may be slightly less creamy.

Can I freeze the cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can freeze baked cinnamon rolls for up to a month. Allow them to cool completely before wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat before serving.

Can I use any type of canned cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can use any type of canned cinnamon rolls. I have seen the recipe used with Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls, and other brands on Tiktok. Grands come with five in a can and are larger than the regular Pillsbury canned cinnamon rolls. I personally love the Pillsbury brand, so I usually use that, but store brands or other will work perfectly too. If you can find other flavors they will work too, like canned orange rolls or I recently saw a peaches and cream Grands can at Walmart as a seasonal flavor!

Can I add or make homemade icing?

Feel free to make your own homemade cream cheese icing if that is the flavor you prefer. In the variations I also included how to make more icing if you want additional.

Cinnamon Rolls with Half and Half

A recipe hack for a viral Tiktok recipe to dress up canned cinnamon rolls
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cool Time5 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast recipe, brunch recipe, canned cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls, easy recipes, half and half, recipe hack, viral recipe
Servings: 16


  • 2 packages store-bought cinnamon rolls with icing 8 count
  • 1 c half & half


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 or similar sized baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Carefully open the packages with the cinnamon rolls. Set the icing to the side for now.
  • Gently separate the cinnamon rolls and place them in the prepared baking dish so that the cut side is facing up.
  • Pour the half and half over the arranged cinnamon rolls.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Spread the icing evenly over the tops of the cinnamon rolls and serve.


Storage: Cinnamon rolls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat prior to serving.

With our Cinnamon Rolls with Half and Half recipe, you can bring a touch of sweetness, rich flavor, and comfort to your mornings without the hassle. Try it out and indulge in the irresistible flavors of homemade cinnamon rolls made the easy way!

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