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5 Minute Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse
Are you craving something sweet and pumpkiny, but short on time? Look no further than this 5 Minute Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse! With just a handful of ingredients and a blender, you can whip up a creamy and delicious dessert in no time.
These types of pumpkins have a sweeter, less watery flesh than larger, decorative pumpkins.
- Pie pumpkins
- Sugar pumpkins
Pie pumpkins are smaller in size and have a round shape, with a smooth and slightly ribbed skin that is typically dark orange or tan in color. They have a sweet, dense flesh that is perfect for making pies, muffins, and other baked goods.
Sugar pumpkins are similar in size and appearance to pie pumpkins, but are slightly sweeter and less fibrous, which makes them ideal for making smooth and creamy pumpkin puree for mousse, soups, and sauces.
When selecting pumpkins for mousse, look for pumpkins that feel heavy for their size and have a firm, unblemished skin. Avoid pumpkins that have soft spots, cracks, or signs of mold, as these may be spoiled or not as fresh. You can also opt for canned pumpkin puree, which is made from high-quality pie pumpkins and is a convenient option for those who don’t have access to fresh pumpkins or don’t have the time to make their own puree.
The Vitamix blender is a high-performance kitchen appliance that has gained a reputation for being one of the best blenders on the market. I use it for everything – it will whip up this mousse in 20 seconds!
Another advantage of the Vitamix blender is its versatility. In addition to blending, it can also be used to chop, puree, and emulsify ingredients. It also has the ability to heat up liquids to make hot soups or sauces, thanks to its powerful motor and friction heating. This feature is especially useful for those who enjoy homemade soups or want to create their own nut milk.
5 Minute Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse
Vegan Pumpkin Mousse with Aquafaba Whipped Cream
- blender or nutribullet
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 package silken tofu 350 g
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- In a blender or food processor, combine the pumpkin puree, silken tofu, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy, with no lumps remainin
- Spoon the mixture into individual serving dishes, such as ramekins or small jars.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until the mousse is chilled and set.
- Serve the mousse with a dollop of whipped coconut cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a few toasted pumpkin seeds, if desired.
- If you don't like coconut, serve with vegan aquafaba whipped cream (recipe linked below)
Additional Tips for5 Minute Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse
Here are some additional tips and variations for making this 5 Minute Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mousse:
Use homemade pumpkin puree for the best flavor. While canned pumpkin puree will work in a pinch, making your own puree from a fresh pumpkin will give your mousse a richer and more complex flavor. Simply roast a small pumpkin until it’s soft and scoop out the flesh, then puree it in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Adjust the sweetness to taste. If you prefer a sweeter mousse, feel free to add more brown sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup. Alternatively, you can reduce the amount of sugar for a less sweet dessert.
Try different spices. While cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg are classic pumpkin pie spices, you can experiment with other warm and cozy flavors to customize your mousse. Try adding a pinch of cardamom, cloves, or allspice, or use pumpkin pie spice blend instead of individual spices.
Make it ahead of time. This pumpkin mousse can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. Just cover the dishes with plastic wrap or a lid to prevent them from drying out or absorbing any unwanted flavors.
Serve it with toppings. While this mousse is delicious on its own, you can dress it up with some fun toppings to add extra flavor and texture. Some ideas include whipped coconut cream, chopped nuts, crushed gingersnap cookies, or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
I hope these tips and variations inspire you to try making this easy and delicious vegan pumpkin mousse!