Weight Watchers pumpkin mousse

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse - only 3 POINTS! Get the recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

My Weight Watchers leader gave me this recipe last Thanksgiving for Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse. I don't know if it's an official Weight Watchers recipe or something she came up with on her own.

It's a lifesaver when everyone else is stuffing their faces on pumpkin pie and you're feeling sorry for yourself. It satisfies your sweet tooth and your need for something creamy, too.

Under the old Weight Watchers POINTS system, it’s 2 POINTS per serving. Under the POINT PLUS system its’ 3 POINTS per serving.

If you’re looking for a more natural pumpkin mousse recipe, check out my Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Pie Mousse recipe! It's dairy free, sugar free, paleo,  and vegan friendly!

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse - only 3 POINTS! Get the recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Mousse


  • 2 small packages of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups no-fat (skim) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 8 ounces fat-free Cool Whip


  1. Make pudding first with the 2 cups of skim milk.
  2. Fold in the rest of the ingredients - spice, pureed pumpkin and Cool Whip.
  3. Serve!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12 servings
  • Serving size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 102
  • Calories from Fat: 44
  • Total Fat: 4.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Unsaturated fat: .7g
  • Sodium: 185mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 13.2g
  • Sugar: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

44 thoughts on “Weight Watchers pumpkin mousse

  1. D.J.

    Pumpkin mousse is delicious and a must have for Thanksgiving and even other holidays. The canned pumpkin has a lot of vitamin A, some calcium, vitamin C, vitamin e, iron,
    5 g. fiber per serving, and only 0.5 g. of fat per serving. Serve instead of pumpkin pie. Even my teenage son enjoyed it. It’s really a no guilt pleasure. Just remember to fold in the whip cream last.

  2. Meg

    I have a dumb question. Do you mix the pudding packets with the 2 cups of milk the recipe calls for or follow the instructions on the packets of pudding. Just asking because the packets of pudding call for 2 cups of milk per packet.

  3. Meg

    Thank you. I thought so but my husband didn’t agree. I listened to him and mine is like pumpkin pudding, but still very good.

  4. annemarie Post author

    Meg, your POINTS total is going to differ per serving too since you added more milk. I guess it’ll be 2 to 2.5 POINTS per cup.

  5. Laura Sperry

    So which is it 1.5pts or 5 if I can with the exact recipe above? I made this last week and was journaling 1.5pts.
    Love this recipe!

    1. annemarie Post author

      Mary, not sure how many cups in the recipe, but it’s more than enough to put into one if not two graham cracker pie crusts. I’d freeze the pie and then take it out for about 15 minutes before serving.

    1. annemarie Post author

      No, it’s supposed to be pudding like. How much milk did you add? And did you use two packages of pudding mix or one?

  6. Elizabeth

    very confused. Just used WW recipe builder- couldn’t get 1.5 point no matter what I did—here’s how i go: 15oz pumpkin = 1pt. FF/SF instant pudding has 4 servings in box x 2boxes= 5 Pts. 8 oz free whipped topping= 7.5 Pts. 2 c. FF skim milk= 3.5Pts. spice=0. 1+5+7.5+3.5= 18. If it were 9 servings, it would be 2 points. But there’s no way this makes more than 9 cups! so it can’t be 1.5 points, and I doubt it makes 9 cups of mousse, either. did I do something wrong?

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      1. Sarah

        I made it without the cool whip, becuase i did not have any, and i made it with lowfat soymilk. It was very good, it is already gone!!!

        1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

          That’s terrific Sarah. I’m not a huge fan of Cool Whip since I’m trying to eat more healthfully and avoid processed food than I was when I wrote this post back in 2004. Check out my Pumpkin Tofu Smoothie (which can be made into a pudding) at link to thismamacooks.com for a more “whole foods” approach.

  8. Christina

    Hi I made this but mine is runny. When I mix the 2 cups of milk with the pudding am I suppose to heat like it says on the box ???

  9. maryanne

    i am making the pumpkin mousse and pouring into 2 prepared graham cracker crusts. can’t wait 2 let u know how it turns out.

  10. reggie

    This the recipe I received from my Weight Watchers leader.
    1 package of sugar free instant Butterscotch pudding
    2 cups of skim milk Mix until thick
    Add 1 can Libby’s pumpkin
    2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (leader like to use 1 tsp)
    1 cup fat free cool whip
    Serving size 1 1/2 cup Pts 2
    This mousse is great.

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