Very Gingery Pumpkin Mousse

November 21, 2011 at 8:57 am 1 comment

One of the best things about fall is all of the wonderful foods that help to evoke feelings of being warm by a fire or being home for the holidays. Whenever many people think of fall, they think of anything pumpkin related, like a pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin pie. Why not try a guilt-free pumpkin recipe this Thanksgiving that’s sure to impress!


  • 1 (1 oz.) package sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups cold 1% milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup fat-free whipped topping
  • 3 gingersnap cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger


In a  large bowl, whisk together the dry vanilla pudding mix with the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Slowly whisk in the milk, whisking for 2 minutes. Add in the pumpkin, and continue to whisk until mixture begins to set. Fold in the whipped topping. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
For each serving, put ¼ cup of the pumpkin mousse in a dessert cup or dish. Add a layer of gingersnap crumbs. Add another ¼ cup of the mousse on top of the crumbs. Sprinkle the top of each with 1 tsp. chopped crystallized ginger.
Chill in the refrigerator for an hour then serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Recipe Makes: 6 servings at 1/2 cup per serving

  • Calories: 105
  • Calories from Fat: 10
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 260 mg
  • Potassium: 205 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 21 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 12 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Phosphorus: 200 mg

***Recipe Courtesy of Diabetes forecast:***


Entry filed under: Diabetes, Diet/Nutrition, Recipes.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. frugalfeeding  |  November 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    What a fantastic looking mousse! This is a great, autumnal idea!


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