“Yet another mousse recipe?” you might wonder. I’m not sorry, since this Ultimate Keto Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Mousse, Filling, or Frosting is so versatile and luscious with its mouthwatering taste, richness, and fluffiness that I just have to share it with you. Read on to find the recipe for your favorite fall-time treat that you can use in so many different ways.
How to make this Ultimate Keto Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Mousse, Filling, or Frosting
Five ingredients and one bowl are what you need to make this dessert. And naturally, an electric mixer. Personally, I prefer a handheld mixer, but a stand mixer is also an excellent hands-free option.
Make sure to use full-fat cream cheese as it makes the most decadent result. Try to find cream cheese free from food additives not only because of your health, but also because food additives might leave a slimy mouthfeel to your dessert.
The same holds for heavy cream: choose as natural product as you can. Ultra-high-temperature (UHT) pasteurization makes the cream taste dull, so try to avoid that stuff. Also, organic cream is more palatable than cream from cows of intensive farming. Healthiness and good taste go hand in hand here as well.
I use my favorite sweetener, powdered erythritol, for this dessert. Feel free to use another neutral-tasting keto-friendly sweetener if you like. Despite pumpkin pie spice, this dessert is anyway quite mild-tasting, so any aftertaste from sweetener definitely impairs the overall taste.
Talking about pumpkin pie spice, I naturally prefer my own blend, not only because I adore the taste, but also because it has superior ingredients, as you can see from the post. That’s why I recommend you to make your own pumpkin pie spice blend.
The fifth ingredient in this recipe is vanilla extract. My personal favorite is from Simply Organic. They have a wonderful alcohol-free natural vanilla extract. If you cannot find natural vanilla extract, you can use powdered vanilla instead.
So, that’s it, let’s take a look at how to prepare this luscious, versatile, and easy keto dessert.
Take a deep and narrow bowl. Add 1 lb (450 ml) plain full-fat cream cheese…
…2/3 cup (160 ml) powdered erythritol…
…and 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
Beat with an electric mixer…
…until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Add gradually 2/3 cup (160 ml) cream while constantly beating.
Add also 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Beat again until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Use as mousse…
…pie filling (by the way, here’s an easy and tasty 3-Ingredient Keto Pie Crust recipe)…
…or frost a 9-inch (23 cm) cake. (This cake is my Fluffy 5-Ingredient Keto Pumpkin Cake.)
Yum! (Notice the Halloween theme.)
How I came up with this Keto Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Mousse, Filling, or Frosting recipe
For me, fall time is full of pumpkin-flavored treats. From pumpkin spice lattes to muffins and cakes, I’m all about pumpkin spice everything. For years, I have wanted to develop a pumpkin spice-flavored keto cheesecake mousse recipe. For some reason, I didn’t make an effort for that, but this fall, I finally decided to create the recipe.
I actually had another recipe in my mind for this week, but I dropped the idea because I considered this one more topical, and I was so thrilled about it. The other recipe I can fine-tune and develop another time as it’s not seasonal. Now it’s the peak pumpkin season, and that undoubtedly deserves appropriate indulgences.
At first, I planned to add some pumpkin to this recipe, but soon dropped the idea and decided to use only pumpkin pie spice, cream cheese, and sweetener. I was pondering whether to use butter or heavy cream in addition.
However, during this week, I developed a recipe for a Keto Carrot Cake with our Ketokamu baking mix and used the combination of cream cheese and heavy cream to the frosting instead of the more common combo of cream cheese and butter. I was extremely delighted about the fluffy and airy consistency of the frosting with heavy cream, so I decided to make this mousse with heavy cream and not with butter. The buttery version would be too stuffing and heavy, and in any case, I love airy mousses.
Now, I had four ingredients, so there was still room for one ingredient. I thought vanilla extract is the most legitimate ingredient to jazz up the flavor. What is a dessert without a hint of vanilla, anyway? Vanilla makes desserts not plain vanilla but luscious and elegant delicacies.
Next, I was pondering the amounts. I did my first experiment with half of the amounts that I had planned. I used a bit too little sweetener, so I needed to increase it to the final recipe. Other than that, I was very pleased with the recipe, both its fluffy and airy consistency and its rich and mouthwatering flavor. Wonderful!
Soon, I noticed this recipe would also make a perfect frosting and filling. I actually have many multipurpose recipes (also with cream cheese), so this is one of them. One easy and delicious recipe — so many different ways to use! What else can you wish for?
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 1 lb = 450 g plain full-fat cream cheese
- 2/3 cup = 160 ml powdered erythritol
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2/3 cup = 160 ml heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine the cream cheese, sweetener, and the pumpkin pie spice in a deep and narrow bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add gradually the heavy cream while constantly beating.
- Add also the vanilla extract.
- Beat until stiff and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Serve as mousse, or use as a pie filling or frosting.
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Simply Organic Vanilla Flavoring (non-alcoholic), Certified Organic | 4 oz
NOW Natural Foods, Organic Confectioner's Erythritol Powder, Replacement for Powdered Sugar, Zero Calories, 1-Pound (Packaging May Vary)
Anthony's Confectioner's Erythritol, 2 lb, Non GMO, Natural Sweetener, Zero Calorie, Keto & Paleo Friendly
Swerve Sweetener, Confectioners (Pack of 2)
Frontier Co-op Pumpkin Pie Spice, Certified Organic, Kosher, Non-irradiated | 1 lb. Bulk Bag
|Nutrition information||In total||Per serving if 8 servings in total|
|Protein||31.5 g||3.9 g|
|Fat||168.6 g||21.1 g|
|Net carbs||17.1 g||2.1 g|
|kcal||1690 kcal||211 kcal|
Tips for variations
This recipe is extravagant as is, but there are some ways to vary it. For example:
- If you are in a hurry, you can make a quick version by combining all ingredients in a blender and blending until fluffy. It takes only a couple of minutes, and you are ready to dig in!
- If pumpkin spice is not your thing, you can certainly replace it with gingerbread spice (an ultimate holiday treat!), apple pie spice, or just Ceylon cinnamon.
- If you want to amp up the flavors even more, you can add a pinch of ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, or even allspice — talk about warm and cozy flavors!
- This dessert benefits from fruity flavors: add 1 teaspoon freshly grated (very finely grated!) orange peel from organic orange to the frosting.
- If you want some crunch in your dessert, add 1/2 cup (120 ml) chopped pecans. Naturally, if you use this recipe as frosting, you cannot pipe the frosting if you use pecans as they don’t come through the piping tip.
This week went once again with everything around our Ketokamu baking mix. I created a newsletter to get more people to our Facebook community, created new recipes, made social media posts, etc. I’m so thrilled that people have been so pleased with our baking mix and how easy it is to use. They also like the baked goods that they have baked with the mix. I’m really happy about it!
I’m also satisfied with the already-mentioned Keto Carrot Cake recipe that I developed this week. I have to confess that nothing is left from the cake as I gulped it down in a few days (all by myself!)
My YouTube channel now has 1,000 subscribers — another reason to be happy about! Thank you all who have subscribed to my channel!
Here’s a fun fact: did you know that I create my videos all by myself? I also compose the background music! Yes, I admit the music is very simple, but that’s what it’s meant to be: uplifting and almost unnoticeable but still makes the video more lively. Each video has unique music.