This is a fast easy treat around the holidays. Pour into chocolate shells purchased at any kitchen store for an elegant touch or with graham crackers for dipping. You can also heat ingredients in the microwave on high for 30 second intervals if you are short on time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet. Stir in the marshmallows, milk, and pumpkin. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

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  • Combine 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 cup heavy cream in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cooled pumpkin mixture. Pour mousse into ramekins or chocolate shells. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 36.6mg 12% DV; sodium 36.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2012
This recipe was absolutely *sinful* and I truly do not say that about many recipes, especially deserts because I'm more of a savory lover. ******This recipe requires REGULAR sized Marshmellows for anyone just as confused as I was****** I made a double batch to go along side a Thanksgiving feast. If you were just making a desert for a normal dinner night, or to host a few friends over, then a single batch will do you just fine for about 6 people. Remember though- this was sinfully good so you might want to do a double anyway for second helpings and take aways. Tips: ~When combining marshmellows, pumpkin and milk in saucepan Stir Stir Stir. Seriously- don't leave the stove, just stand there and stir on really low heat for 5-10 minutes. It will stick, it will burn, it will lump if you don't. ~Even when this mixture is cooling stop to stir it every minute or so to avoid the "pudding skin" effect which will lump up your mix. ~I used less than an 1/8 tsp of Clove, Nutmeg and Cinnamon for mixture for a double batch. ~This recipe is PLENTY sweet from the Marshmellows. I did as recipe stated and used the Conf. sugar in my whipped cream and I have to say it simply wasn't necessary. If anything it made the mouse just a touch too sweet so either put less of it or skip it all together. This recipe was super easy to make, quick, cheap and decadent. It's something I will make again and again in a pinch. Very light and fluffy- tastes just like pumpkin pie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2016
I THINK THIS RECIPE IS GOOD I HAD TO USE COOL WHIP SO IT MIGHT HAVE MADE THE DIFFERENCE W/ THE OUTCOME BECAUSE THE SPICE WAS A TINY BIT OVERPOWERING WILL TRY AGAIN USING HEAVY CREAM Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2012
This recipe was absolutely *sinful* and I truly do not say that about many recipes, especially deserts because I'm more of a savory lover. ******This recipe requires REGULAR sized Marshmellows for anyone just as confused as I was****** I made a double batch to go along side a Thanksgiving feast. If you were just making a desert for a normal dinner night, or to host a few friends over, then a single batch will do you just fine for about 6 people. Remember though- this was sinfully good so you might want to do a double anyway for second helpings and take aways. Tips: ~When combining marshmellows, pumpkin and milk in saucepan Stir Stir Stir. Seriously- don't leave the stove, just stand there and stir on really low heat for 5-10 minutes. It will stick, it will burn, it will lump if you don't. ~Even when this mixture is cooling stop to stir it every minute or so to avoid the "pudding skin" effect which will lump up your mix. ~I used less than an 1/8 tsp of Clove, Nutmeg and Cinnamon for mixture for a double batch. ~This recipe is PLENTY sweet from the Marshmellows. I did as recipe stated and used the Conf. sugar in my whipped cream and I have to say it simply wasn't necessary. If anything it made the mouse just a touch too sweet so either put less of it or skip it all together. This recipe was super easy to make, quick, cheap and decadent. It's something I will make again and again in a pinch. Very light and fluffy- tastes just like pumpkin pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
I made this for a housewarming party the other night and it was a HUGE success. I've never made mousse with marshmallows before and I was a bit skeptical at first but it was super easy to make and the texture was perfect. I'm adding this to my Thanksgiving menu from now on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
Yummy and easy! I doubled the pumpkin pie spice and added graham cracker & cinnamon stick as decoration Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2016
I THINK THIS RECIPE IS GOOD I HAD TO USE COOL WHIP SO IT MIGHT HAVE MADE THE DIFFERENCE W/ THE OUTCOME BECAUSE THE SPICE WAS A TINY BIT OVERPOWERING WILL TRY AGAIN USING HEAVY CREAM Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
I had exactly a half cup of pumpkin left over from making muffins this morning--this recipe was PERFECT. Because I do not keep heavy cream on hand I did use cold evaporated milk instead. I made no other changes. I actually poured this into a homemade graham cracker crust and stuck it in the freezer for a frozen pie for after dinner. We did not eat the pie yet but we all fought over licking the spoon after I finished the mousse. SO. AMAZING. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2012
This was great like pumpkin pie whipped cream! For the milk I used 1/2 half n half and 1/2 skim because I did not have whole milk. To get the heavy cream to whip nicely I put the beaters and the cream in the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to beating fastest whipped cream ever! Made ahead and served inside crepes topped with additional whipped cream the next day. The mousse was a delight on its own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2011
This is fabulous!! I serve it with vanilla pudding (1:1 ratio) and top with crushed ginger snaps. AMAZING!!! A new family Thanksgiving tradition! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
This isn't something I'd make often but I did enjoy it and it was a change of pace. I was whisking the pumpkin mixture every 5 min or so while it was cooling but it did develop some small lumps that detracted from the overall texture of the finished dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
I tried this dish out for a gathering of friends last year and it was such a big hit that the director of the nonprofit we're all involved in asked me to bring it to the charity auction to sell! I made 30 cups asking 1.00 each--we sold out in 15 minutes. I've made it for every special event since including my son's fourth birthday party two months ago. You wouldn't think little boys would have a palate for mousse especially pumpkin mousse but they absolutely loved it. Read More
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