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Best Pumpkin Mousse Recipe for Fall

Learn how to make a simple and delicious pumpkin mousse recipe for a fall dessert! It only takes five minutes to make and a few hours to chill. Easy, creamy, and perfect for an autumn gathering or Thanksgiving.

Easy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

Those who know me well just love it when autumn rolls around. They know I’m going to do my usual thing with pumpkin. And put it in literally everything. Bread. Brownies. Bagels. Rice pudding. Even cocktails!

Some might call it an obsession, but that word has a negative connotation to me. I’m an appreciator. Picture more of a pumpkin spice love affair than a stalker situation.

And speaking of love affair, there’s a new dessert I’m having one with – this pumpkin mousse. I’m really excited to share the recipe with you!

Not only is it a quick dessert, but it’s no bake. A lot of pumpkin recipes are all about the baking during the fall, but not this one. And I love it.

There’s a lot to say about this pumpkin mousse, but most of all, it’s just really creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness as well. It’s not over complicated, and I feel it has just the right pumpkin flavor. Nothing fake tasting here.

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Are you ready to check out this delicious pumpkin mousse recipe? Here’s what you’re going to need:


  • 2 cups cold heavy cream (divided)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Mixer with whisk attachment or hand mixer
  • Piping bags (optional)

A Few Thoughts on This Recipe:

  • Store any leftover mousse in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
  • The vanilla enhances the flavor of the pumpkin and maple syrup, so don’t leave it out!
  • Pumpkin puree is what makes this a pumpkin mousse! Make sure you’re using puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Pudding mix gives the mousse a nice texture and sweetness.
  • Cream cheese adds tanginess to help balance out all of the sweetness. It’s not too overwhelming or over-sugary tasting!
  • Biscoff or gingerbread cookies are tasty if you want to use this mousse as a dip. I’m sure there are plenty of other things you could dip in it as well that would be delicious.
easy pumpkin mousse

I piped the mousse into the containers for a fancy little display or a holiday dinner. But you can scoop it into a bowl if you like! It tastes delicious either way.

pumpkin mousse recipe

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Yield: 4 servings

Pumpkin Mousse

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Learn how to make an easy, no bake soft dessert for fall with homemade whipped cream, pumpkin, sugar, pudding, and spices.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 cups cold heavy cream (divided)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Add 1.5 cups of heavy cream along with the maple syrup and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form-- about two minutes.Heavy whipping cream whipped into stiff peaks
  2. Remove the mixture to a bowl and place it in the fridge while you make the pudding base.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree and cream cheese to the stand mixer and beat them together until combined.Pumpkin puree and cream cheese whipped together in a bowl
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the milk and remaining ½ cup heavy cream. Mix until combined.
  5. Finally, add the pudding mix and whisk on medium speed until the mixture is well combined and thickened slightly, about two minutes.Pudding and whipped cream adding to the pumpkin mixture
  6. Add the whipped cream and fold it gently into the pudding mixture.
  7. Spoon or pipe the mousse into serving containers and garnish with crumbled gingersnaps or graham crackers. Chill at least two hours and enjoy.Pumpkin mousse feature image

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 723Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 4gSugar: 40gProtein: 9g

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Did you enjoy this pumpkin dessert recipe? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other fall desserts:

BlondiesChocolate BreadChocolate Chip CookiesCranberry MuffinsCream Cheese BarsCreme BruleeDessert DipDonut HolesFat BombsFudgeIcebox CakeLinzer CookiesMini PiesMonkey BreadMousseMug CakePancakesPecan BarsPuddingSeedsSmoothieSoupSugar CookiesTrifleWhoopie Pies

Dorothy Fay

Sunday 24th of September 2023

I enjoyed the Pumpkin Mousse. I just wish it was a little sweeter.

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