Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

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Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla - divided
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 cup crushed ginger snap cookies - optional


  • Use a mixer to beat cream cheese until there are no lumps.
  • Beat in brown sugar until well combined.
  • Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla, spices and pumpkin until smooth.
  • In another bowl use a mixer to beat heavy cream with remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff peaks.
  • Fold three-quarters of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve mousse with a large dollop of the remaining whipped topping and top and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.


You can also fold in a little less of the whipped cream and instead layer the pumpkin mousse with whipped cream in pretty glasses, small canning jars, or dessert shooter glasses. For a crunch, sprinkle some crushed ginger snap cookies on the bottom and/or on the top of the mousse right before serving. You can also use Cool Whip in place of the real whipped cream but, cut the brown sugar back to 1/3 of a cup in the recipe.


Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 11278IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. I made these for Thanksgiving and it was such a hit, I was asked to make this again for Christmas! My guests who aren’t normally big dessert eaters thought these were the perfect dessert after a heavy meal & not too sweet. Thank you!

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Nancy. Thanks for sharing. I’m so thrilled you guys loved this! I agree! I nice light dessert after a heavy holiday meal! Looks so pretty too! -Amy