Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 70 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 Portions (8 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
330 Calories
24g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Portions (8 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 67mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An inexpensive dessert can be hard to find - most of the time. Pie pumpkins are priced quite nicely this time of year, as well as the year-round availability of canned pumpkin puree. That makes this spiced pumpkin mousse recipe a perfect choice for a delicious, seasonal treat.


  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plus 2 cups heavy cream (chilled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces white chocolate (shaved)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the pumpkin, 1 cup heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Chill for at least 1 hour before preparing the mousse.

  3. Whip the remaining 2 cups chilled cream into peaks. Gently stir ½ cup of the chilled pumpkin mixture into the whipped cream.

  4. Once the ½ cup of pumpkin is almost fully incorporated into the cream, fold in the remaining pumpkin.

  5. Serve chilled with white chocolate shavings as a garnish.

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