​How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse (No Baking Required)! by Donna John

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3 years ago
​How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse (No Baking Required)!

A dessert you can make ahead of time and that doesn't require an oven? That makes this spiced pumpkin cheesecake mousse recipe Thanksgiving perfection! 

You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Beat the whipped cream with an electric mixer until it gets frothy, about 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well.
  4. Gently fold in all but about 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Spoon or pipe the mousse into individual dessert dishes. Chill.

Serve with a dollop of remaining whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Jo Khalifa
This sounds amazing. Definitely going to try this
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Hey Donna John , this is the recipe I was looking for! Question: can I substitute Cool Whip or other already-whipped cream instead of whipping the cream myself? (That sounded bad, LOL!) Looking for shortcuts, ha. Thanks!
Donna John
I don't see why not, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds . It may have a lighter consistency. I bought the new Redi Whip made with almond milk yesterday. Got the last can and the coconut milk variety was sold out. Guess people like non-dairy options. I'll let you know how it is tonight after I decorate the vegan chocolate cheesecake I made last night. The filling was really good. Think it was a success. You'll know if the recipe is on 30Seconds soon. :-) Let me know how the pumpkin mousse comes out.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Great tip about the non-dairy whipped cream options, thank you! I’ll look for it when I shop today. Hope I’m not too late! Your chocolate cheesecake sounds amazing. What did you use in place of cream cheese to make it non-dairy? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! 🍗 Donna John
Donna John
We are having our vegan Thanksgiving tonight and I wanted to attempt my first vegan dessert. It's a no-bake chocolate cheesecake pie made with silken tofu. My first time cooking with tofu. The crust is Oreos (yes, they're vegan!). The filling tasted really good even before it was cold, so have high hopes. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
That sounds amazing, Donna John ! I wish Oreos were gluten-free, LOL. Enjoy your vegan Thanksgiving (that sounds like a great tip to me)! 😀

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