Dessert does not have to be off-limits this Holiday season! Try this smooth pumpkin cheesecake mousse that’s made decadent using whole milk ricotta cheese. It gets its sweetness from pure pumpkin and a little maple syrup. Spiced it up with a little nutmeg and cinnamon, and this simple mousse is a delicious dessert that’s ready in minutes.
3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 pinch of nutmeg (plus more for garnish)
1 pinch of salt
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (for garnish)
- Combine pumpkin, ricotta cheese, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl; whip until fluffy and all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes prior to serving, to allow the mousse to firm up.
- Serve individual portions topped with 1 tablespoon full-fat plain Greek yogurt, chopped almonds, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Cooking and Serving Tips
This recipe requires very little hands-on time, so try something fun to spice up the presentation. A small wine or martini glass filled with this delicious mousse and abundant toppings is an extra fun way to do dessert.
Total Time: 5 min Prep Time: 5 min
Nutrition Highlights (per serving) 136 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs, 8g protein