Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse

By Anne-Marie Nichols

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse or Weight Watchers Pumpkin Fluff

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.

I've been told it's 2 POINTS for 1 1/2 cups.

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This Mama’s tips for making Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff

This pumpkin mousse recipe is naturally gluten free.

You can make dairy free pumpkin mousse by using unsweetened coconut milk, rice milk, or unsweetened soy milk. (I’d stay away from unsweetened almond milk since it’s too bitter.)

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.

Two glasses of Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse or Weight Watchers Pumpkin Fluff on a fall holiday table top.

This Mama’s tips for serving Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse

You can prepare your Weight Watchers pumpkin fluff a few days ahead of time

So you won't be tempted to overindulge, premeasure your servings. Put 1 cup servings in martini glasses or small dessert bowls for after dinner or when you’re entertaining for parties.

Also, doesn't it make dessert more fun if you're eating yummy pumpkin mousse out of a special glass with a little spoon? I think so!

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.

Buy a trifle bowl with a lid so you can bring it to holiday parties.

Pumpkin Fluff Dip: You can make this recipe into a Weight Watchers pumpkin dip with fruit or gluten free cookies.

Make a special presentation: Pipe a serving of pumpkin fluff on top of fruit, granola or chopped nuts for a pretty holiday presentation.

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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.

If you’re looking for a paleo, vegan, or more “whole food” pumpkin mousse recipe to serve during the fall holidays, check out my Keto Pumpkin Mousse recipe.

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 or Weight Watchers Pumpkin Fluff

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Make pudding with the 2 cups of milk or milk alternative.
  2. Fold in the rest of the ingredients: pumpkin spice, pureed pumpkin and Cool Whip or non-dairy topping alternative.
  3. Serve!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12 servings
  • 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.

Photo credit: DepositPhotos

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48 thoughts on “Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse

  1. reggie

    This the recipe I received from my Weight Watchers leader.
    1 package of sugar free instant Butterscotch pudding
    2 cups of skim milk Mix until thick
    Add 1 can Libby’s pumpkin
    2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (leader like to use 1 tsp)
    1 cup fat free cool whip
    Serving size 1 1/2 cup Pts 2
    This mousse is great.

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  2. maryanne

    i am making the pumpkin mousse and pouring into 2 prepared graham cracker crusts. can’t wait 2 let u know how it turns out.

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  3. Christina

    Hi I made this but mine is runny. When I mix the 2 cups of milk with the pudding am I suppose to heat like it says on the box ???
    Thanks

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      1. Sarah

        I made it without the cool whip, becuase i did not have any, and i made it with lowfat soymilk. It was very good, it is already gone!!!

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        1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

          That’s terrific Sarah. I’m not a huge fan of Cool Whip since I’m trying to eat more healthfully and avoid processed food than I was when I wrote this post back in 2004. Check out my Pumpkin Tofu Smoothie (which can be made into a pudding) at link to thismamacooks.com for a more “whole foods” approach.

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  4. Elizabeth

    very confused. Just used WW recipe builder- couldn’t get 1.5 point no matter what I did—here’s how i go: 15oz pumpkin = 1pt. FF/SF instant pudding has 4 servings in box x 2boxes= 5 Pts. 8 oz free whipped topping= 7.5 Pts. 2 c. FF skim milk= 3.5Pts. spice=0. 1+5+7.5+3.5= 18. If it were 9 servings, it would be 2 points. But there’s no way this makes more than 9 cups! so it can’t be 1.5 points, and I doubt it makes 9 cups of mousse, either. did I do something wrong?

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    1. annemarie Post author

      No, it’s supposed to be pudding like. How much milk did you add? And did you use two packages of pudding mix or one?

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    1. annemarie Post author

      Mary, not sure how many cups in the recipe, but it’s more than enough to put into one if not two graham cracker pie crusts. I’d freeze the pie and then take it out for about 15 minutes before serving.

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  5. Laura Sperry

    So which is it 1.5pts or 5 if I can with the exact recipe above? I made this last week and was journaling 1.5pts.
    Love this recipe!

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  6. annemarie Post author

    Meg, your POINTS total is going to differ per serving too since you added more milk. I guess it’ll be 2 to 2.5 POINTS per cup.

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  7. Meg

    Thank you. I thought so but my husband didn’t agree. I listened to him and mine is like pumpkin pudding, but still very good.

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  8. Meg

    I have a dumb question. Do you mix the pudding packets with the 2 cups of milk the recipe calls for or follow the instructions on the packets of pudding. Just asking because the packets of pudding call for 2 cups of milk per packet.

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  9. D.J.

    Pumpkin mousse is delicious and a must have for Thanksgiving and even other holidays. The canned pumpkin has a lot of vitamin A, some calcium, vitamin C, vitamin e, iron,
    5 g. fiber per serving, and only 0.5 g. of fat per serving. Serve instead of pumpkin pie. Even my teenage son enjoyed it. It’s really a no guilt pleasure. Just remember to fold in the whip cream last.

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