Halloween is right around the corner and it is one of my absolute favorite holidays! I attend a multitude of parties, potlucks, and functions during this time of year, I always have such a fabulous time. At a majority of these gatherings, food is usually present, therefore, I am usually present. One of my favorite things to bring to these parties is this Pumpkin Mousse, it’s so easy to make and the best part is, you can make it a day or two ahead of time.
Another great thing about this dessert is that it is fairly inexpensive to make. You can serve it in individual dishes, wine glasses, or just a big bowl. Anyway, let jump right on into this delicious recipe…
1 15oz can 100% pumpkin puree (NOT Pumpkin pie filling)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice (more if ya feelin’ freaky)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Add the pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup heavy cream, sugar, honey, salt, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and pumpkin spice to a medium saucepan.
Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.
Next, we need to bring this mixture up to a simmer. Light some candles and attempt to summon the flames of hell, if you can’t, that’s fine…. your stove top will do. Let the mixture simmer, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until ALL sugar is dissolved.
Now transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool on the counter.
Once it has cooled down, cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator to chill completely.
While that’s in the refrigerator chillin’, take your cup of heavy cream and add it to a mixing bowl and whisk it until stiff peaks form, BOOM… YOU GOT WHIPPED CREAM!
Once your mixture is completely chilled, pull it out of the fridge and add the whipped cream to the bowl.
Take a spatula and fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture. Once you are sure the whipped cream is mixed in completely (the mixture should all be one uniform color), you can add it to whatever dishes you want to serve it in. I put mine in ramekins, wine glasses, and martini glasses. Once your containers are filled cover them with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the mixture to come together and firm up. After that…. you’re done! You just need to add your toppings of choice or no toppings at all!
You could dust the tops with cocoa powder or a little more pumpkin spice… your options for toppings are endless.
This is such and easy and delicious dessert. It has a wonderful pumpkin flavor and the spice isn’t overwhelming at all. It’s such a decadent and beautiful dessert that is perfect for parties, potlucks, or just a tasty treat after dinner. Everyone I know just loves it and I’m sure you will too! Don’t forget to tell your friends that it took you hours to make and that they are lucky to have such an awesome person like you in their lives!
I hope you give this recipe a try ass let me know how it turns out in the comments below! I hope all of you have a fun and safe Halloween! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (@isbutteracarbblog) and give us a ‘like’! Until next time my little ghouls and goblins, Ciao!