Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse takes an already great, low-sugar chocolate mousse and skyrockets it into fall flavor bliss all up in your mouth.
Pumpkin spice gets a lot of heat about being “basic”. I like to think it is more like essential. In this recipe, it takes an already great chocolate mousse and skyrockets it into fall flavor bliss all up in your mouth. This recipe is low-sugar and primal.
Pumpkin chocolate mousse does have raw eggs in it, so please use your discretion if that is something you feel is not in your best health. You could omit them, but it would be less fluffy, less rich, and generally less mouth bliss. Or if you feel adventuresome, you could temper the eggs, using good farm fresh eggs.
I personally don't have an issue with raw eggs, but it is up to you, obviously.
This is 40.
Technically 41 but who is counting? Raj is. Raj is counting and likes to remind me he is younger!
Recently I celebrated a birthday. 41 years on this planet. And the only thing I know for sure is that I don't know shit.
The last couple of years, and this year especially, I have felt a calling to make major changes and shifts: letting go of old stories that I have told myself and that others have told me. My years of overworking, striving for perfection, toiling, and having to always do, do, do, are giving way to a gentle self-love. A peace. A flow.
At least that is the grand plan, currently. I have had this plan before; schemed and dreamed and fallen flat on my face. I think that is the beauty of life in general: the process.
I've got a bit of a reading list going, a list of daily activities to support myself thru this process. But I want to know, what are you reading? What activities do you do daily/weekly/monthly to support yourself? You know: the things to grow and learn and love better than yesterday.
The Essential Pumpkin Spice
Obviously, I mean activities besides making and eating this kick-ass paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse, and the keto-friendly mocha mousse (coming soon)! Because this pumpkin chocolate mousse is so dang good, eating it is an act of radical self-love.
It is like if a chocolate mousse and a pumpkin pie had a love child. In your mouth…
Rich Chocolate mousse with the season essential, pumpkin spice. It is like if pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse had a love child… in your mouth.
- Separate eggs, setting yolks aside, and putting whites into a larger mixing bowl.
- Add vanilla, and swerve to the egg whites and whisk or whip.
- Slowly add heavy or whipping cream while whisking until soft peaks form.
- Set aside.
- In a double boiler, slowly melt the dark chocolate with the butter or ghee. I used 70% or higher, every time I made this recipe.
- Once the chocolate is melted, whisk in salt, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until well combined, remove from heat.
- Wait a couple of minutes until slightly cooled, and whisk in the egg yolks one at a time.
- Fold chocolate and pumpkin mixture into the egg whites and whipped cream, gently combining them. Pour into bowls or cups and refrigerate 2-24 hours
- Garnish with some freshly grated cinnamon and or a sprinkle of salt flakes (optional).
If you get chunks of egg, use an immersion blender or sieve to remove. Your chocolate was a touch too warm and cooked the egg.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Mixer
Keywords: pumpkin spice, chocolate mousse, pumpkin chocolate mousse