This mousse is not only dairy-free, gluten-free and loaded with vitamins and minerals, but it also only takes 5 minutes to make!
I am one of those people who eats pumpkin all year long. Is anyone else with me? I know I can't be the only one here...
I stock up on cartons of pumpkin so I can make goodies, pancakes and treats all throughout the year. There is something so warm and comforting about all of those spices and that pumpkin flavor.
Sometimes you just need something quick, easy and packed with nutrition to get you through the day. Or something to eat after dinner to have something to look forward to. This mousse is so ridiculously easy to make, it's impossible to mess up. And I mean that, seriously impossible.
I love my Silk dairy-free yogurt alternative (as you already know) but sometimes I just want a little more with it. Does that make sense? I love adding my homemade granola, fresh fruit, chia seeds and making a little parfait.
But this time, I must say, I have outdone myself. Why, you ask? Because even people who don't cook or bake can make this mousse. Wait until you see how easy these are to make!
Silk thinks that Tuesdays are the perfect day of the week that could use a little bit more love. And who in the world wouldn't love this Pumpkin Mousse? Oh and these are perfect when you need a nutritious breakfast on-the-go too!
But let's be honest, some days you just want this for dinner too. We've all been there and every now and then it's ok. There is no judgement here.
I love this mousse because I can make a few of them ahead of time and just store them in my refrigerator for when I need an easy and convenient breakfast, snack or dessert. That's why I love these so much, they are healthy enough for breakfast but delicious and satisfying enough to eat for dessert. That's a win for me.
And yes of course you can use whatever yogurt you have in the house. Plain or vanilla Greek yogurt works great too, but it wouldn't be dairy free anymore. Just want to throw out another option for you guys.
- 1 cup Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- 1 15 ounce can pumpkin
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup 100% maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- In a medium bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until completely combined.
- Serve immediately or you can refrigerate and allow it to thicken a bit.
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
I wasn't exaggerating one bit, these are crazy easy to make! I'll be honest, I've made this a few times (just to make sure it came out perfect and because it's my new favorite treat!) and the first time I ended up mixing everything together in a blender. Besides creating more stuff to clean up, it came out with a thinner consistency.
So I made life easier and decided to just mix it all together in a bowl. Perfection. And I am about simplifying these days and having less clean up!
I am sure this will be a very unpopular opinion, but I really don't like whipped cream. I know. So many people think that's weird. I get it, but I never liked it and I never will.
So full disclosure here, I added the shipped cream because it made the mousse look prettier. But when I eat these babies at home you better believe there will be none of that nonsense on top. Maybe some granola or sliced nuts, but definitely not whipped cream.
And funny, I guess it's kind of genetic? 😉 None of my kids like it too! They used to get upset when they were younger and they'd go to a birthday party and the cake had whipped cream on it. We are team buttercream here all the way.
Now my husband is a different story. He literally eats ANYTHING. Yes, anything. So he ate the ones with whipped cream and my kids and I ate these...
Funny thing about my husband is he will even eat things he doesn't necessarily like that much, because it's there and in front of him. Not me. If I am eating something it has to be really good and I want to throughly enjoy it.
I absolutely love food, but it has to taste good. I would think everyone would agree with that, but not my husband. He hates to waste food. I'll waste it if it doesn't taste good.
They might look a little sad without the whipped cream but they were incredible. To each his own, right? My younger two almost got into a fist fight for the last one, but let's not talk about that.
If you are interested in trying Silk's Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, click here for a coupon! There are 6 smooth, creamy flavors so now you can try them all AND save money! They all contain 6 grams of plant-powered protein per serving and are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.
They also contain no cholesterol, dairy, lactose, gluten, carrageenan or casein. I'm telling you, try these today and come back and let me know what you think.
Here are a few other no bake, healthy pumpkin treats you might enjoy:
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars from The Big Man's World
No Bake Vegan Pumpkin Tarts from Detoxinsta
No Bake Pumpkin Bites from Erin Lives Whole
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake from Skinnystaste
Let me know if you make any of the recipes above and of course, I would love to hear if you made my mousse! Thanks for stooping by!
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.