Nourish PA: Easy and Festive Pumpkin Mousse

Pulling together dessert for a holiday gathering doesn’t have to be an elaborate, time-consuming project. This easy pumpkin mousse is a lovely example of a crowd-pleasing, seasonal treat that comes together in just a few minutes and doesn’t even require the oven. It brings all of the earthy, sweet flavors of pumpkin pie with just a fraction of the work!

Easy & Festive Pumpkin Mousse

Serves 4
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min 0 min 5 min


  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt, plain yogurt, or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed (optional)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together milk and vanilla pudding until smooth. Fold in pumpkin puree and cinnamon until combined.
  2. In a large bowl using a fork or whisk, beat yogurt and heavy cream together until thick.
  3. Fold yogurt mixture into pumpkin mixture until just combined. Top with crushed graham crackers and/or walnuts (if using). Serve and enjoy.

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