Gluten free pumpkin mousse has the traditional flavor and texture of mousse along with delicious spices of fall. It's easy to fall head over heels in love with this pumpkin recipe because it's scrumptious. Not only is it gluten free, but there is a dairy-free option too!
Old-fashioned pumpkin flavor that is velvety, rich, and creamy. It has the perfect amount of pumpkin spices and is a wonderful way to end dinner. This dairy-free pumpkin mousse (if you use the full-fat coconut milk option) is an unforgettable dessert that leaves you begging for more.
If you love pumpkin as much as I do, check out all of my delicious gluten free pumpkin recipes!
I can't help it. I love pumpkin. It is not only filled with vitamins and nutrients, but it works really well in desserts!
Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The weather cools down a little bit, the kids get settled into their school routine, Halloween costumes are chosen.....and pumpkin recipes are all over the internet.
Mr. Fearless Dining has been literally BEGGING me to make this easy pumpkin mousse recipe. The entire Fearless Dining house loves to nibble on all things pumpkin as soon as the first leaf hits the ground. Just kidding, they want it BEFORE the first leaf falls. I am just as guilty because pumpkin is such a comforting flavor.
One thing is for sure! I am so glad you are here and that you can make this gluten free pumpkin mousse soon because I think you are going to enjoy it greatly.
Have you noticed all of the pumpkin recipes that come out every fall?"
In the mood for some new pumpkin recipes? You are in luck because I have several tasty recipes with your name on them!
- These Gluten Free Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are full of pumpkin flavors!
- Why not enjoy pumpkin for breakfast with this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats recipe?
- This is the only cheesecake you will ever want to eat: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake.
- Pumpkin like in this Candied Pumpkin Chocolate Cups Candy recipe is so good.
- A classic Gluten Free Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars recipe made perfect for fall.
It is almost a shame to put away the cans of organic pumpkin after Halloween.
Add the pumpkin, sugar, egg yolks, gelatin, and spices to a pan. Simmer while whisking until it comes to a very gentle boil. Allow it to cool.
Here is a shot of the pumpkin mixture cooling.
In a large bowl, add the heavy cream (or cold coconut milk) and powdered sugar and whip until it forms stiff peaks.
Add the pumpkin mixture to the whipped cream.
Gently fold in the cooled pumpkin mixture into the whipped cream.
Add to glasses and refrigerate for 90 minutes to set and get cold. I piped my mousse by putting it into a plastic frosting bag. I used a large, wide-opening tip and piped the mousse straight into the glass.
Feel free to make and enjoy this pumpkin custard just as I have written the recipe. But if you want to add some extra ingredients, that is fine too! Make it your own and savor every bite. Try some of these ideas.
- Candied Nuts - Top with your favorite nuts. If you are looking for inspiration, try my honey roasted cashews because they are seriously out of this world amazing. The flavor goes perfectly with the pumpkin spice.
- White Chocolate - Pumpkin and chocolate just have a way of complimenting each other so well. Try it out!
- Toffee - You are going to be hooked when you taste my homemade toffee recipe with this pumpkin custard recipe. Yum!
- Caramel Sauce - Add a drizzle or two of your go-to caramel sauce recipe.
To make candied pecans, toss the pecans with maple syrup. Bake at 300F degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and add to the top of the pumpkin mousse.
Should mousse be served hot or cold?
You can actually eat this gluten free pumpkin mousse hot or cold, but it will taste WAY better cold. It will taste a little different each way you eat it, but it's delicious regardless.
When the mousse is ready to eat?
First, try to jiggle the mousse to test to see if it is soft but firm. If it jiggles a bunch, then it should chill a little bit longer.
How long will it last?
This gluten free pumpkin mousse should last around 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Pumpkin Mousse with Caramel Pecan Bacon Praline
- 1 ½ cups organic pumpkin puree
- 1 pint heavy cream or a cold can of full-fat coconut milk
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon collagen protein
- 3 large eggs separated
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup for the pecans
- In a bowl, add pumpkin, egg yolks, sugar, and spices. Whisk in the collagen protein.
- Simmer on low heat until mixture barely boils, whisking frequently.
- Allow to fully cool.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar into whipped cream.
- Add cooled pumpkin mixture to the whipped cream.
- Fold in the pumpkin gently.
- Spoon or pipe the mousse into bowls or glasses and allow to cool.
- Toss the pecans and maple syrup and bake at 300F degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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(*Note this post was updated with new photos from a very old Aug 2015 post.)