Recipe: Pumpkin Mousse

Dessert Recipes, Pre + Post Workout Recipes


This pumpkin mousse is a great protein-packed dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. If you love pumpkin pie and cheesecake, and this dessert will cover your cravings for both! I’ve made this as an afterschool snack for my kids and continued to make it for myself because it’s just so good!

The Secret Ingredients

  1. Cottage cheese. That’s right! Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient that makes this dessert super creamy and rich.
  2. Vanilla protein powder. Protein is such a powerful macronutrient that helps your body build muscle and recover after a workout. It can also aid in weight loss and balancing hormones. So whether you’re trying to sneak it into your kid’s diet or your own, this is a very fun place to do it!

What to Dip in The Pumpkin Mousse

My personal favorite is Go Raw Ginger Snacks Super Cookies. These are so tasty and decadent, but they are only made with four simple ingredients: Dates, Sprouted Sesame Seeds, Coconut, and Ginger Powder. They are also Organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher.

You can also use your favorite graham cracker to dip in this sweet treat.

How to Make Pumpkin Mousse

    1. Measure out your ingredients: cottage cheese, protein powder, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice blend, cinnamon, and stevia.
    2. Place everything in a blender or small food processor and blend until smooth.
    3. Cover and place in refrigerator until chilled. The pumpkin mousses will continue to get thicker in the fridge.
    4. Optional: top with light whipped cream or dairy-free coconut whipped cream. I typically only do this if I’m serving it as formal dessert to guests.
    5. Dip and enjoy! I recommend using graham crackers or ginger snaps. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Other Healthy Desserts To Try

Yes You Can Chocolate Cupcakes

Cheesecake Squares

Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes With Icing

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (or unflavored protein powder)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia, to taste


  1. Place everything in a blender, or small food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and place in refrigerator until chilled - it gets thicker in the refrigerator.
  3. Top with light whipped cream (or dairy-free coconut whipped cream) and/or dip with a graham crackers or ginger snaps.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving Size: 4

83 calories, 11 grams protein, 1 gram fat, 3 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar

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on October 25, 2021 at 2:04 PM Reply

Can I make this without the protein powder?

    on November 1, 2021 at 3:17 PM Reply


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