Keto Pumpkin Mousse
This Keto Pumpkin Mousse is an easy keto dessert with the most delicious sweet, smooth, light texture.
Is Pumpkin Keto?
Yes, pumpkin is one of the keto-friendly vegetables. It is not the lowest carb vegetable but let say that on a ranking from A to F – F being the worst, it is clearly a B.
One cup of pumpkin only contains 3.8 grams of net carbs.
So if you want to indulge in keto pumpkin desserts during the fall season, it is fine!
Keep things in moderation. Of course, desserts are still desserts and won’t replace a meal.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
You will love the autumnal flavor of this healthy keto dessert with tiny bubbles of whipped cream melting in your mouth.
What is more comforting than a soft, sweet, and light keto pumpkin mousse to celebrate the fall season? This recipe is perfect because it’s:
- Full of Pumpkin Spice Flavors
How To Make Keto Pumpkin Mousse
The secret of a smooth, light mousse with tiny bubbles is a perfect whipped cream.
Scroll down to read more about how to make the perfect whipped cream every time.
But first, let’s see the ingredients you need to make the most delicious keto pumpkin mousse.
- Pumpkin Puree – I am using canned pumpkin puree, 100% natural, with no additives. You can make your own puree too if you like but make sure you steam the vegetable to prevent the puree from being too moist. You want a compact, thick pumpkin puree for this recipe, or the mousse will be too runny. Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree.
- Heavy Cream – you must have at least 35% fat from milk in the cream. I noticed as a traveler that heavy cream is not called the same in every country. For example, heavy cream is known as pure cream in New Zealand or creme liquide in France. So look at the percentage of milk fat on the ingredients list to make sure you pick the right one. Cream is generally keto-friendly.
- Sugar-free Crystal Sweetener – Monk fruit or erythritol or xylitol.
- Cream Cheese – full fat and cold straight out from the fridge for best results.
- Pumpkin Spices – I am using a ready-made combo of pumpkin spices, no added sugar from the store, but you can make your own, see recipe card below.
Making The Pumpkin Mousse
The success of a tasty, smooth, light mousse is a perfectly whipped cream.
First, make sure you use an electric beater. Next, place the beater attachment and mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes before you start.
I love to use a glass bowl for the best result. Also, make sure you use full-fat heavy cream straight out of the fridge.
Finally, measure the cream and start whipping at medium speed for 2 minutes until frothy, then increase to high speed for 3-4 more minutes.
The cream is ready when it forms solid trails and a soft stiff peak.
Don’t over whisk, or it gets very firm. I recommend 5-6 minutes in total for this keto pumpkin mousse.
Serve the mousse with my keto candied pecan recipe.
This recipe can be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge, in airtight mason jars.
I don’t recommend freezing them as it can degrade the cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use Heavy Whipping Cream?
You can use both in this recipe, heavy cream or heavy whipped cream.
They are both the same thing, containing at least 36% of milk fat.
I do prefer heavy cream as it is easier to whip and holds better if you intend to store the mousse for a few days in the fridge.
More Keto Pumpkin Recipes
You may also want to try my other keto pumpkin recipe, perfect for bringing to your Thanksgiving table.
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Keto Pumpkin Mousse
Preparation:Under 20 Minutes
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