Years ago, my Weight Watchers leader gave me this recipe for Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse. You may know it by another name - Weight Watchers Pumpkin Fluff.
I don't think this recipe is an official Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff recipe, but something the leaders came up with on their own years ago.
This pumpkin fluff recipe is a terrific party dish for Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall time entertaining.
It’s a lifesaver when everyone else is stuffing their faces with pumpkin pie and you're trying to watch what you're eating.
Luckily, this fat free pumpkin mousse satisfies your sweet tooth and a need for something creamy and delicious, too.
This Mama’s tips for making Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff
This pumpkin mousse recipe is naturally gluten free.
That’s because vanilla Jell-O Sugar Free-Fat Free Instant Pudding and Pie Filling is dairy free. However, if you’re using a store brand vanilla pudding mix, check for dairy and gluten.
Since regular Cool-Whip does contain some dairy (less than 2% caseinate) use an alternative non-dairy whipped topping like So Delicious CocoWhip Original or Reddi Wip Non-Dairy Almond or Reddi Wip Non-Dairy Coconut.
(Note that these non-dairy toppings will add calories to this pumpkin mousse recipe since neither are fat free or sugar free.)
If you’re using Cool-Whip, their Lite, (fat) Free or Sugar Free varieties can all be used in this pumpkin mousse recipe.
This Mama’s tips for serving Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse
You can prepare your Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff a few days ahead of time
Pumpkin Mousse Trifle: For a fancier holiday presentation, use this recipe in a pumpkin mousse trifle. Layer the pumpkin mousse with fruit, non-dairy whipped topping, and gluten-free cookies in a glass trifle bowl. Get a trifle bowl with a lid so you can bring it to holiday parties.
Make a special presentation: Pipe a serving of pumpkin fluff on top of fruit, granola or chopped nuts for a pretty holiday presentation.
Variations on the Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff theme
Change up the flavor: For fun, try other flavors of Jell-O Sugar Free-Fat Free Instant Pudding like cheesecake, butterscotch and maybe white chocolate or banana cream. I bet all those flavors would go well with pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice!
Pumpkin mousse pie: whip up a batch of Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff, fill a premade graham cracker pie crust with it, and freeze the pie for few hours. When you're ready to eat, leave the pie out for a while so it softens up enough to cut.
You'll have to add more calories for the graham cracker crust of course. And you'll have to eyeball what you think is 1 cup of pumpkin mousse.
If you’re gluten free, I recommend serving the pumpkin fluff in a Mi-Dell graham crust.
This alternative pumpkin mousse recipe is dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free, but higher in calories due to the coconut cream. However, it's still delicious!
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse
- 2 small packages of Vanilla Jell-O Sugar Free-Fat Free Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
- 2 cups no-fat (skim) milk or milk alternative
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
- 8 ounces Lite, (fat) Free or Sugar Free Cool Whip or non-dairy whipped topping alternative
- Make pudding with the 2 cups of milk or milk alternative.
- Fold in the rest of the ingredients: pumpkin spice, pureed pumpkin and Cool Whip or non-dairy topping alternative.
- Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories: 102
- Calories from Fat: 44
- Total Fat: 4.9g
- Saturated fat: 4.2g
- Unsaturated fat: .7g
- Sodium: 185mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 13.2g
- Sugar: 7.6g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
Originally published on November 6, 2004 and September 7, 2016. Updated with new photos and information.
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