Pumpkin Mousse

Who doesn’t want a delicious pumpkin and herb filled desert? I sure want one. This is a delicious way to make a pumpkin desert for the holidays. This recipe is gluten free already so no need to make any adjustments.


  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 0.25 ounce unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons granular sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp clove
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Pour 1/2 cup milk into a small bowl and add gelatin to soften. Set aside.
  2. Separate eggs. Place whites into a bowl for whisking later. Place yolks in a large heat proof bowl.
  3. In a large sauce pan, warm remaining milk, honey, and spices until honey dissolves and the mixture is hot. Add softened gelatin and it’s liquid. Stir until all is dissolved.
  4. Pour most of milk mixture into the yolks and whisk constantly. Pour mixture back into sauce pan. Heat until mixture begins to thicken and almost boils. Stir in pumpkin puree. Continue to stir until there are no large bubbles. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  5. In your separate bowl, whisk egg whites using an electric mixer. Slowly add in sugar and continue to whisk until the egg whites hold in strong peaks. 
  6. Using a spatula, fold in half of the egg whites to the milk mixture. Fold in the second half of the egg whites until all incorporated. 
  7. Place your mousse into a metal 6-cup metal mold and chill overnight. To remove from the mold, dip mold into hot water for 30 seconds and then invert onto a platter. This may also be made in a spring form pan with our quick and easy gluten free pie crust as a base. Try it and let us know what you enjoy from this mousse.

This was a delicious recipe. It made a lot more than I was expecting to even when it only was intended to serve 6. I cut my resulting pie into 8+ pieces and I still found it very filling. Delicious, spicy kick that I will be making again however.

Jillian Carnrick, founder and manager of The Dancing Herbalist, has a Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine, practices as a nutritionist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Is Medicine Professional through the American College of Sports Medicine. The Dancing Herbalist posts on this blog every Thursday. For more of our posts, join us on Patreon. Jillian also presents regular live classes in The Dancing Herbalist’s home herbalist courses online. For more learning opportunities or to work one-on-one with Jillian with her wellness and herbal consultationsvisit The Dancing Herbalist.com.

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