Pumpkin mousse is a creamy and indulgent dessert that is perfect for the fall season. It has a rich and velvety texture and is typically made with heavy cream, sugar, and pumpkin puree. However, for those following a ketogenic diet, traditional pumpkin mousse may not be an option due to its high carb content.
But fear not! It is possible to enjoy a low-carb version of pumpkin mousse that fits perfectly into a ketogenic lifestyle. By using alternative ingredients and making a few adjustments to the traditional recipe, you can indulge in this creamy and delicious dessert without breaking your ketosis.
To make keto pumpkin mousse, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1/2 cup of powdered erythritol (a low-carb sweetener)
- 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum (optional, but helps to thicken the mousse)
- 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar (optional, but helps to stabilize the whipped cream)
To begin, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Then, add in the pumpkin puree, erythritol, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, and cream of tartar. Mix until well combined and smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a serving dish or individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. You can also top the mousse with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or a dollop of whipped cream before serving if desired.
This keto pumpkin mousse is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for the fall season. It has a rich and creamy texture and is bursting with pumpkin flavor. Plus, with its low-carb content, it is a great option for those following a ketogenic diet. So, if you’re looking for a tasty and guilt-free dessert, give this keto pumpkin mousse a try!