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Pumpkin Mousse is a great light and creamy thanksgiving dessert

Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

This smooth, silky and creamy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe makes a cool alternative Thanksgiving dessert to traditional pumpkin pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword Mousse, Pumpkin, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 577 kcal
Author BubbaPie Guest


  • 2 cups pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup graham crackers for garnishing


  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg in a medium saucepan. Mix and allow to simmer.
  2. Remove from heat and allow for the pumpkin mixture to cool down completely.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream and vanilla until it forms semi-stiff peaks.
  4. Fold pumpkin mixture into whipped cream.
  5. Chill mousse in the fridge for about 1 hour and then use an electric beater to mix some more.
  6. Garnish with graham crackers. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe yields 4-6 servings, but you can always put them in smaller cups if you have a larger crowd. Also, there is no whipped cream topping on this version, but I’m sure it would taste fantastic. You could use store bought whipped cream or your own recipe.

And finally, wait to garnish with the graham crackers until ready to serve so that they don’t get soggy!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mousse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.