Butterscotch Pumpkin Mousse Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
- 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 cup fat-free whipped topping, divided
- 1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice; fold into pudding. Fold in 1/2 cup whipped topping.
- 2. Transfer to individual serving dishes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with remaining whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.
2/3 cup: 95 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 351mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk
Reviews for Butterscotch Pumpkin Mousse
"We love this, the butterscotch and pumpkin pair so well. I didn't have sugar free pudding on hand so I used instant butterscotch (regular). I'm looking forward to trying the sugar free/lower cal version. This is a keeper. Thank you for sharing this!"
"Made this this week and it was delicious. It is a keeper. The things I did differently was to use vanilla instant pudding , add some vanilla and garnish with ginger snap crumbs.... Reallly good."
"My family & my neighbors loved this . It is a keeper & next time I am going to double it!"
"I and my guests loved it. The first time I forgot to put the whipped topping in and it was just as good. Tonight I'll make it with the whipped toping."
"This is in my regular rotation of desserts. I prefer to use vanilla instant pudding. Everyone loves it -- its so creamy and delicious!"
"I've had this recipe in my recipe book for years and always make it once Fall comes ... and each year I get so many positive comments. The best thing about this dessert is that it is quick and easy, and light!"
"I made this for a small gathering. It was a big hit with everyone and they asked for the recipe. I substitute coconut milk for milk and the flavor is perfect. Yum!"
"We loved this mousse. It's very simple to make and tastes like a creamy pumpkin pie without the crust. Next time I will put it in a graham cracker crust and top with Cool Whip to make it more elegant. As is, the mousse is only 96 Calories which we really liked."
"Easy, fast, and my kids loved it. This one has a place in my go-to cookbook!"
"It was tasty but surely didn't come out like a Mousse."
"Excellent taste and quite filling. All family members are requesting me to make it often especially on Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie."
"Wow! Absolutely amazing!! My whole family loved it and couldn't get enough of it. Thanks for a great recipe. This is one I will be making often."
"Goodness people....I get the whole healthy, nothing artificial and only natural foods go into this body but take a prozak!!! Carolyntimm and Bearce you don't have to use the artificial sweetners. If your skills are so good then you would realize that you can make homemade pudding with Stevia, which is natural an no calories, in place of the instant pudding. It will stay the same nutritional values. I think it's wonderful that TOH puts these recipes out there for people who are trying to eat better and take care of themselves. So thank you TOH for doing what you do and please CONTINUE to do so in spite of the nay sayers."
"This is one of my all time favorite recipes. Actually got it at Weight Watchers years ago. My recipe uses vanilla pudding, but I want to give this one a try. You won't feel deprived at holiday time if you have this. In fact, it usually goes quicker than the pies."
"I don't use anything with aspartame or any artificial sweetener."
"Been making this for sometime, but I just vanilla instant S.F. pudding.I give it a 5 star"
"Do you want to know why I check out all these great sounding recipes? Because I want to improve my skills ( which are quite good!) & I really want to impart that "Taste of Home", but not using an instant pudding box. It tastes like chemicals, & the real flavor if butterscotch pudding is not there! Up your game "TOH"!"
"easy Holiday desert"
"I have made this in the past, VERY good and easy."
"So delicious and easy! i topped mine with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and sprinked fresh grated nutmeg on top. Outstanding ! And pretty too!"
"This has become one of my favorite desserts. My husband does not even like pumpkin pie and loves this also. It is very Weight Watcher friendly!"
"I made this for a Thanksgiving dessert since one of my husband's aunt is a diabetic. I could NOT believe how fabulous this tasted being sugar-free. I did also have some Keebler Ginger Snaps to go along with it for the not so sugar conscious people in the family. I can only imagine how terrific it would be made with the "real" sugar products."
"easy, yummy, went fast"
"This was great - quick & easy. I needed no sugar/no-fat dessert FAST. I used fresh-cooked pumpkin - a generous 1/2 cup and foled in a generous 1/2 cup of fat-free cool whip. My guest asked for the recipe!!"
"Easy, quick & good"
"Very light/fluffy and delicious!"
"I didn't know how this was going to turn out w/the butterscotch pudding but it was delicious and I used pumpkin pie spice instead of the 3 spices, will make this mousse again."
"Sooo easy, low calorie, low fat and really tastes great! My husband loves it and we can eat dessert without feeling guilty!"
"Great! My 5 and 2 year old made this with very little help from me (measuring)! Tastes great, very quick and very easy!"
"This mousse was great. I used fat free cool whip and organic pumpkin puree and next time I might try it with light unsweetened almond milk. The taste and texture are amazing and the next day I had a serving as a quick pre-cross country lunch. I will defiantly be making this again!"
"Delicious! Made exactly as recipe is written except I added ground fresh ginger and nutmeg instead of allspice."
"I liked it very much. Some have complained it was a little tasteless, which I could see. I added a few shakes of cloves and salt and it made it scrumptious!"
"Like it a lot. Quick and easy. I follow the Weight Watchers' plan so it fits perfectly."
"Just a mediocre recipe with no outstanding flavor. Also, it is not a healthy recipe with sugar-free packaged pudding mix and fat-free Cool Whip. Don't waste the ingredients."
"If you like pumpkin, this is excellent!"
"I have made this several times and everyone just raves about it."
"This is so delicious, and so easy."
"I made this according to the original receipe. It was fabulous!Jeanne"
"Loved the mousse! I used a tsp. of pumpkin pie spice instead of the 3. Great for my weight watchers lifestyle with only 2 points per serving (even with lite cool whip!!)"
"I doubled the recipe for a larger group and used as a topping for spice cake. Instead of using 2 pkgs. of butterscotch pudding I used 1 plus a pkg. of cheesecake pudding. It was delicious."
"Excellent! Plan to make for the holiday - in a larger quantity. Try it - you will love it."
"A truly lite but delicious dessert. I made it with fat free soy milk and it was excellent.Eileen"
"This is delicious.........just like eating pumpkin pie but I knew it was so much lighter. THis is a keeper for me."
"Very easy to make. Tastes like pumpkin pie minus the crust and calories."
"I made this recipe for my family and it tastes like pumpkin pie without the crust. As a member of Weight Watchers, I would highly recommend this recipe because of the use of fat free and sugar free ingredients."
"I used it for company. It was easy quick and delicious."
"I'm a member of Weight Watchers & around this time of year, I make this all the time.It's only 2 points per serving.You can freeze the servings & it tastes just like the Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard but without the guilt.I highly recommend this dessert!!"
"I did make this pumpkin mousse and my husband and I loved it. It is very light and refreshing, delicious"
"I served this at Bridge Club (men and women) and everyone loved it. I needed to double the recipe and it still came out delicious. Definitely will make again and soon.GSchelley"
"Wonderful dish! Sofisticated taste hides how easy this dessert is to make."
"This was so easy, light and delicious. I love everything pumpkin. Nothing like getting your veggies in dessert form."
"Now is the time to stock up on instant pumpkin spice pudding! Gayle"
"I didn't have butterscotch pudding so used vanilla. I used 1 tsp pumpkin pie spices for the spices listed in the recipe. It is an absolutely delicious recipe, one of which I will repeat often in the fall. This could also be used as a layer in a trifle."
"I made this and just finished the last serviing. It is VERY good!"
"This is a delicious recipe. I used Butterscotch pudding and the flavor was so rich and creamy that you felt like you were doing something naughty."
"This recipe has been a huge success with my family. We have diabetics in our houshold and this recipe allows you to use suger free pudding, SF Cool-whip which allows a diabetic person to enjoy great dessert without running the risk of high sugar readings!"
"This recipe is soooo good!! It's also a time saver, and all the spices that were needed for this recipe were already in my pantry!! Putting a nice light but decadent twist on this mousse recipe by adding canned pumpkin makes for a great dessert, especially after a big Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner!! It is also something quick you can make over the holidays when you've got that unexpected company!! :0) I will certainly make this recipe in the future again!!A Big Thanks to the lady who posted this recipe!! THANKS!!!"
"The Pumpkin Mousse was a big hit with my family. I have been asked to make it again. It will be one of my fall recipes that I will pull out every year. It is a keeper!"
"I agree with the comment, above, that it would easily serve 6 people. I sprinkled a bit of nutmeg on top of the cool whip when serving and it made a very pretty presentation. Will definitely make it again!Barb - Redmond, OR"
"I LOVED THIS RECIPE. IT WAS VERY FILLING FOR HAVING ONLY 95 CALORIES.EVEN MY HUSBAND LIKED IT.VICKI FARRIS"
"We love the flavors and the wonderful spice aroma. This could easily be stretched to serve 6 to 8 people as the servings are generous."
"This dessert was so easy to put together and also very tasty. The butterscotch pudding mix and pumpkin complimented each other. My husband loved it as well. Will definitely make it again!Carol, Ilion, NY"
"I have been making this recipe since my Weight Watcher days - long ago, I might add. Try making it with s/f butterscotch pudding, and it's even better."
"I would get a graham cracker crust & pour the mixture into the crust. Maybe cut the milk to 1 1/4 cups so it's not quite as runny. Then top with cool whip. Try it! you have nothing to lose.Good Luck "
"could you make a pie out of this"
"This dessert is quick easy and delicious."
"makes my mouth water,very creative & looks like it lends itself to many other flavors combos"
"On a similar note, I mixed pumpkin with white chocolate sugar-free pudding and layered it in a trifle with spice cake. It was yummy and I figured the sugar-free pudding kind of counteracted the sugar in the spice cake and it wasn't AS bad as it could have been. :)"
"This is also great with vanilla pudding mix"