Pumpkin Mousse {Only 5 Ingredients!}

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If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert that is rich and full of flavor try this pumpkin mousse! With only 5 ingredients it is so easy to prepare!

I don’t know about you but I love a dessert that is light and fluffy, and not super heavy for after a large meal.

This time of year there are so many pumpkin dishes, and decadent desserts out there that look amazing… but often they are too much at the end of a meal… especially a huge holiday meal.

That, my friends, is why I love this pumpkin mousse recipe. This dessert is creamy, and flavorful, yet nice and fluffy and not too heavy. It is perfect for all the delicious pumpkin flavor without feeling overfull!

Can this Pumpkin Mousse be made sugar free?

Yes! The awesome thing about this recipe is that with a couple of simple swaps you can have a sugar free pumpkin mousse so that if you have family members with dietary restrictions, or that are watching their weight, they can still enjoy dessert.

To make this sugar free you’ll want to swap out the vanilla pudding and cool whip for sugar free versions, it’s that easy! The only sugar that will be in the recipe then is the naturally occurring sweetness of the pumpkin which is just a few grams of sugar in the whole dessert!

Here’s how you make this Pumpkin Mousse!

Makes 5-6 servings

1- Box Instant Vanilla Pudding (4 serving size approx 4 oz. different brands vary)

1 1/4- Cups Cold Milk – I use whole milk

1- Cup Pumpkin Puree

1- Cup Cool Whip (plus more for topping)

1- tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

The first thing you’ll want to do is to combine your pudding mix and milk in a med/large mixing bowl.

Now add in your pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and mix until the pumpkin and pudding are well blended.

Fold in your cool whip to the pumpkin mixture nice and gently.

That’s it! Super simple! Dish out into individual servings or keep it in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. When you serve add a dollop of cool whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you’d like!

Pumpkin Mousse- Only 5 Ingredients

Pumpkin Mousse- Only 5 Ingredients

Yield: 5 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

This pumpkin mousse is creamy, fluffy and delicious! It only has 5 ingredients and is super easy to make.


  • 1- Package Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 1/4 – Cups Cold Milk
  • 1- Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1- Cup Cool Whip
  • 1- tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


  1. Mix pudding mix and milk together in a large bowl.
  2. Add in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and mix until thoroughly blended.
  3. Gently fold in Cool Whip until well incorporated.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


This recipe can be made with sugar free pudding and cool whip to make a version with less sugar

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