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Delicious Pumpkin Mousse Dessert

Updated on November 17, 2016
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Seafarer Mama /Karen loves to lose herself in the culinary arts, and loves to mix her story-telling with sharing recipes.

A cozy, yet refreshing, dessert for all seasons

In the beginning...

When I was carrying my daughter, I developed "gestational diabetes," which required me to adopt a high fiber diet that limited my sugar and carbohydrate intake significantly. There was very little I could eat that was not naturally sweet. The discipline required to keep my blood sugar levels at an acceptable level was very strict, and I do not miss it. But one positive aspect to this time, besides the fact that I was carrying my little angel inside, was that my friend Annmarie sent me the recipe below. The ingredients include fat free, sugar free jello pudding. The whipped cream I made with Splendatm instead of pure cane sugar. Now I use raw honey.

...a legacy is born

In the past 6 years, I have made this pumpkin mousse many times for family and friends. Now I often make it as a finale for common meals shared by my co-housing community. There is often whipped cream left over, but never the mousse. I hope that you will enjoy making and eating this dessert using the recipe below as much as I have.

Delicious photos of a pumpkin mousse dessert for 30

Giant bowl of pumpkin mousse garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
Giant bowl of pumpkin mousse garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon | Source
Big bowl of whipped cream for an extra light and creamy dessert
Big bowl of whipped cream for an extra light and creamy dessert | Source
A small bowl of pumpkin mousse dessert, topped with a dollop of  whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
A small bowl of pumpkin mousse dessert, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon | Source

Ingredients (for a large group):

2 15oz cans of pureed pumpkin
4 boxes of fat free/sugar free vanilla or butterscotch pudding ***I often use 3 vanilla and 1 butterscotch for large batches***
1 Pint heavy/whipping cream
3 Cups milk (I generally use 2%)
2 Tablespoons of ground cinnamon to mix, and more to garnish

Recipe:

1. Mix in milk and pudding in a bowl with a whisk.

2. Add pumpkin and 2 tbspns ground cinnamon with whisk.

3. Whip 2 cups of cream with mixer (I usually add 1 tablespoon organic sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for flavor). and add to mousse mix .

4. When the mousse is whipped thoroughly with all ingredients, garnish top with a light sprinkling of ground cinnamon, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

5. Whip at least 2 more cups of cream for guests to top their portion when served (I basically use up a full pint).

If you are serving a smaller group, use:

1 15oz can of pureed pumpkin 2 boxes of fat free/sugar free vanilla or butterscotch pudding (or 1 of each)
1/2 Pint heavy/whipping cream
2 Cups milk
1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon to mix, and more to garnish

Sit back and savor, because this mousse is both delicious and nutritious!

Benefits of Pumpkin Mousse Dessert ~

Nutrition
Quality of Ingredients
Miscellaneous perks
High in protein
Seasonal in the fall and winter
Luxurious texture
Low in sugar
Can be grown/bought locally
Bright color will add cheer to your day
Vegetable serving
tastes fresh and sweet
Can be modified for Vegan friends

© 2011 Karen Szklany Gault

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    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

      I have never eaten Pumpkin Mousse Dessert before but looking at your photos it sure does look like a very tasty dish.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 6 years ago from New England

      Thank you, viking305. Hope you have a chance to try it sometime. :0)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Mmm a wonderful recipe for me to vote up and share.

      Eddy.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Eddy! Hope you enjoy eating lots of pumpkin mousses this fall and winter. Stay warm! :0)

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Sounds great another pumpkin recipe for my collection.

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Moonlake. Now is the perfect time to make the mousse. Hope you have a chance to enjoy it soon.

      Namaste

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Karen, what a yummy recipe. It looks delicious and easy to make. I would love to whip up a batch sometime this year and have plenty for leftovers. Voted up!

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      Karen Szklany Gault 2 years ago from New England

      Thank you, Kristen. Hope you have a chance to whip up a batch soon!

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