Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

Pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of whipped pumpkin pie. Smooth and airy pumpkin mousse recipe with the best rum-infused whipped cream! | natashaskitchen.com

These pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of a whipped pumpkin pie. They are so smooth, airy and have just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor. They are topped with a rum infused, lightly sweetened with whipped cream and dusted with cinnamon for extra pizzazz.

One of my friends, Natalia, brought a pumpkin pie to Thanksgiving dinner one year served with a side of rum infused whipped cream and I just fell in love with the flavor combination. It is a must try for pumpkin lovers! There is just one teaspoon of rum but my oh my is it seriously amazing! If you don’t have rum, worry not since it can easily be replaced with vanilla.

These are easy, cute and perfect for a Thanksgiving potluck! This makes 16 half-cup servings but you can put them into smaller cups for a larger crowd and make 32 quarter-cup servings.

One of my readers, Nadia, shared that she makes our original Bird’s Milk Jello with pumpkin and ofcourse I had to recreate. Her invention was brilliant. My husband and I both really enjoyed these and so did our baby girl. She took her first bite and had all kinds of cute 2-year-old commentary including: “deelicious” and “more!” Thank you Nadia for sharing this recipe with us!

P.S. Want to know which tools we used to make this recipe? See the Amazon affiliate links in the instructions below.

Pumpkin Mousse Ingredients:

2 packets unflavored gelatin (14 grams or 1/2 oz total)
1 cup (8 oz) milk, any kind
1 cup granulated sugar
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
16 oz sour cream
16 oz whipped topping*, thawed in the refrigerator
ground cinnamon, to garnish

Pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of whipped pumpkin pie. Smooth and airy pumpkin mousse recipe with the best rum-infused whipped cream! | natashaskitchen.com

*Cool whip or preferably truwhip will work in this recipe. I was able to find True Whip at Fred Meyer in the health food freezer section. It’s a higher quality product and costs more but also doesn’t contain all of the controversial ingredients that people dislike in cool whip. Now you can still enjoy all of the recipes that people post with that dreaded cool whip. YES! 😉 You’re welcome.

Rum Whipped Cream Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp powered sugar
1 tsp rum (dark or golden), or vanilla extract

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Mousse:

1. In a small saucepan, combine 2 packets unflavored gelatin with 1 cup milk. Place over medium heat and whisk continually until the mixture just begins to steam and gelatin is dissolved then remove from heat and let cool 15 minutes (Do NOT boil).

2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer on medium speed, whisk together 1 cup sugar, 16 oz sour cream, 15 oz pumpkin puree and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and mix until blended. Add 16 oz of whipped topping and mix on medium low speed just until blended, scraping down the bowl as needed.

3. With the mixer on, slowly drizzle in the warm milk mixture and once it is fully incorporated, immediately divide between your ramekin serving cups or pour into an 11×13 glass casserole dish and smooth out the top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight for the mousse to set.

To Make the Rum Whipped Cream:

1. Using an electric mixer (hand mixer with egg beaters attached or stand mixer with whisk attachment), beat together 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 2 Tbsp powdered sugar on high speed for about 2 minutes or until thick and spreadable. Add 1 tsp rum and beat just to incorporate. Do not over-beat or it will turn buttery.** Pipe or dollop whipped cream just before serving and finely dust with ground cinnamon to garnish.

**P.S. Make whipped cream just before serving for best flavor. The rum flavor tends to mellow out and diminish if the cream is refrigerated overnight. Thankfully it’s the easiest part of this dish and literally takes 2 minutes to make.

Pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of whipped pumpkin pie. Smooth and airy pumpkin mousse recipe with the best rum-infused whipped cream! | natashaskitchen.com

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Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

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These pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of a whipped pumpkin pie. They are so smooth, airy and topped with a rum infused whipped cream.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $14-$17
Serving: 16 (1/2-cup portions)

Ingredients

Pumpkin Mousse Ingredients:

  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin (14 grams or ½ oz total)
  • 1 cup (8 oz) milk, any kind
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz whipped topping, thawed in the refrigerator
  • ground cinnamon, to garnish

Rum Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp powered sugar
  • 1 tsp rum (dark or golden), or vanilla extract

Instructions

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Mousse:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine 2 packets gelatin with 1 cup milk. Place over medium heat and whisk continually until mixture just begins to steam and gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and cool 15 min (Do NOT boil).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, combine 1 cup sugar, 16 oz sour cream, 15 oz pumpkin puree, 1 tsp pumpkin spice, and mix until blended. Add 16 oz of whipped topping and mix on med-low speed until blended, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. With mixer on, slowly drizzle in the warm milk mixture and once fully incorporated, immediately divide between your serving cups. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight for the mousse to set.

To Make the Rum Whipped Cream:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together 1 cup heavy cream with 2 Tbsp powdered sugar on high speed about 2 minutes or until thick and whipped. Add 1 tsp rum and beat just to incorporate. Do not over-beat.** Pipe or dollop whipped cream just before serving and dust with cinnamon to garnish.

Notes

**Make whipped cream just before serving for best flavor.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of whipped pumpkin pie. Smooth and airy pumpkin mousse recipe with the best rum-infused whipped cream! | natashaskitchen.com

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I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!! If these make it to your Thanksgiving celebration, let me know 🙂

Pumpkin mousse cups have the taste and texture of whipped pumpkin pie. Smooth and airy pumpkin mousse recipe with the best rum-infused whipped cream! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Anya
    November 27, 2017

    I also was turned off by having a Cool Whip in the ingredient list. But I made my own whipped cream and added it instead. Turned out great! I also didn’t have a pumpkin spice – I added some Allspice instead). The mousse has a light and airy texture.
    I made this dish for this Thanksgiving (in addition to other recipes from Natasha – sweet potato dish and Apple slab pie). I didn’t realize how much the recipe yields!! I’m still eating it! (My children didn’t care much for it. Well, more for me! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 27, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! I appreciate it! Reply

  • Tickie
    November 26, 2017

    Was so looking forward to making this easy recipe, but you lost me when you used Cool Whip…too many healthy natural ingredients available to even consider using that. However, your Sharlotka recipe was relish. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 27, 2017

      Hi Tickie, I’m glad you enjoyed the sharlotka! Reply

  • Nadya
    November 21, 2017

    Can the home made pumpkin pure recipie from ur blog be used for this recipie? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2017

      Hi Nadya, I think that would work well, just be sure it is very well drained. The canned ones seem a little more concentrated which gives this a slightly stronger pumpkin flavor than homemade puree. Reply

  • Lisa Huff
    November 20, 2017

    This looks incredible! Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 20, 2017

      It is so delicious! I hope you love it Lisa! Reply

  • Tanaz
    November 15, 2017

    Dear Natasha,

    Greetings from Dubai !! Thank you for your delicious and healthy recipes.

    How can we substitute Pumpkin puree if its not available? Do we have to boil or roast the pumpkin ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 16, 2017

      Greetings Tanaz! 🙂 You can make your own well-drained pumpkin puree for this recipe. We have a great tutorial on DIY pumpkin puree hereReply

      • Tanaz
        November 19, 2017

        Thank you so much , Natasha.

        Appreciate your response.

        Regards
        🙂 Reply

  • Kristy
    November 15, 2017

    Hey Natasha my birthday is on the 11 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2017

      Hello Kristy! Happy Birthday! 🙂 Reply

  • Evnika
    November 15, 2017

    Hi, is there something I can substitute for pumpkin pie spice? I have cinnamon and nutmeg, wondering if that would work without altering the flavor too much. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 15, 2017

      Hi Evinka, I think you could still make that work. You might google a DIY pumpkin spice recipe like this one to see ideas for proportions of spices and maybe adding something else that you may not have thought of if you have it on hand such as ginger and allspice. Reply

      • Tanya
        November 23, 2017

        Hi Natasha, how much of the Pumpkin pie Spice extract should I use if in liquid (seams like you have powdered on the photo) Thank you )) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 23, 2017

          Hi Tanya, I haven’t tried that product in this but form what I’ve read, it should be equal amounts 🙂 Reply

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