I know you’re already all like… “How can Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse be light?!” but just hang with me a minute and you’ll get just as excited as I was to discover this recipe.
I originally found this recipe on Dashing Dish, a blog making typically not-so-healthy meals into better-for-you recipes. As I’m already in FULL Fall mode, the word Pumpkin stood out to me immediately and I had to try this one out.
If you’re looking for healthy fall desserts, definitely try this one out! OR, be naughty and go for these Apple-Toffee Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting! OMG!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
Recipe inspired by: Dashing Dish
1 cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin
1/4 cup Skim Milk
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Sugar
Light Whipped Cream & Crushed Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers for topping
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. Top with Light Whipped Cream and a few crunched Nilla Wafers!
So, first of all, this recipe has two servings… so if you’re making it for just an anytime thing, it’s perfect. Double it for family dinners or entertaining. I was so excited to have found the Sugar Free Cheesecake Pudding Mix, as the original recipe called for Butterscotch or Vanilla… and using Cheesecake would be perfect! I really loved this recipe (although in one batch i used TOO MUCH Cinnamon… yes apparently there is such a thing, lesson learned). My only complaint is that it was more like a pudding than a mousse… still absolutely delicious, just a little more of a heavy consistency than I expected.
But we do have to remember here, there is NOTHING “bad for you” in here! You can even replace the 2 teaspoons of sugar (big deal…) with Splenda if you wanted.
In other Pumpkin and Fall-related news… I have discovered and AM LOVING Pumpkin Beer! Octoberfest! Go Fall Flavors! I never thought I’d be able to drink anything other than Light water-like beer… but here we are! Check it out 🙂 Aren’t you proud?