Pumpkin coffee mousse

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For an hour or so during Christmas day, Mother Nature lured us all into thinking that we are enjoying a white Christmas. Snow stuck on the ground for almost one hour, enough to make us all cozy and happy while we sat down for lunch. I guess I wished hard enough this time. Holiday season has taken its toll on my general attitude towards anything sweet, the most appealing dessert will only get a cold gaze from me now, plus I am almost feeling allergic to whipping egg whites till those soft white peaks hold. This is not going to last too long, I might only take a week or two to get back to my usual sugar loving self.

As we begin another year together sharing a love and appreciation for good food, here is a cup of pumpkin coffee mousse for you, made in one of the last days of the past year. A toast to the New Year with a shot glass full of the mousse made from leftover (frozen!) pumpkin puree from holiday baking days. As easy as it gets, at its mouss-y best!


Pumpkin puree –1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup + ¼ cup
Heavy whipping cream – 1 1/2cups
Instant coffee granules – 11/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder + Cinnamon powder – ¼ tsp

Mix pumpkin puree with sugar. Cook in medium heat with constant stirring till sugar is completely dissolved. Add coffee granules, spice powders and mix well. Cool thoroughly. Meanwhile beat whipping cream with ¼ cup sugar till peaks hold shape. Gently fold in the whipped cream to the pumpkin mixture. Spoon (or pipe) the mousses into serving cups and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

35 comments:

Jyothsna said...

I've had pumkin-coffee icecream and it was awesome! THis one is a must-try! Happy New Year!

Meeta said...

Now that is a very different idea for a mousse. I really like the flavors!

bhags said...

OMG, this one looks perfect....simply loved the pic and the mousse.

bhags said...

why dont u send it here http://italianintheus.blogspot.com/2008/01/fresh-produce-of-month-6-roundup-and.html

Padmaja said...

Archana
we are still waiting for snow fall here in our part of uk and still no sign of it!! Glad u all had a good time and that pumpkin coffee mousse looks fantastic!!

indosungod said...

Archana, Happy New Year!

Happy cook said...

Wow never had this mousse. But it sure sounds good. Beautiful colour

Mishmash ! said...

So mother Nature heard your prayers ! :) Hope you had a lovely X'mas and wishing a beautiful 2008 with T and ur lil angel :)

Pumpkin mousee is quite a delight!

Shn

remya said...

I love those rich flavours ...lovely mousse....

bee said...

what a gorgeous creation!!! wish you a wonderful 2008.

Vidhu said...

As usual, wonderful pic and great recipe!

Vineela said...

hi archana,
looks delicious.
thanks for sharing.
how is lil sarah?
vineela

Madhavi said...

Wow! Archana! you are a perfectionist one more time.Look at the nice design on mousse.Frankly,how do you whip up these ideas girl?you are just amazing and superb chef I have known in blogosphere.I just love everything about this mousse today,the picture,the whipped design,the simple recipe and I am sure it must be tasting excellent too.Thanks for sharing another beautiful recipe.
Madhavi

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

A beautiful creation from you once again...and a novel idea too!!

Bharathy said...

How Very creative and classic!!!

Trying melting moments repeatedly, after my son's demands :)..

Sia said...

beautiful creation... happy new year archana:)

Pooja said...

That looks yummy !
thanks for sharing...
Happy new year to you Dear!

shannon said...

Hi Archana ,

My name is Shannon and I'm the editorial assistant at Foodbuzz.com. I am very impressed with the quality of your posts and to that end, I’d like to invite you to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at Shannon@foodbuzz.com.

And re: the pumpkin mousse (and all the other pictures, really)? Absolutely gorgeous.

Cheers!

Shannon Eliot
Editorial Assistant, Foodbuzz.com
shannon@foodbuzz.com

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Mythreyee said...

Archana, this looks very very delicious. nice picture and a wonderful recipe.

Arundati Rao said...

hey archana.... superb recipe...testimony to which is the comment by shannon!! congratulations and well deserved!!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok if i add coffee powder instead of coffee granules? Is powder and granules the same?? Just wondering ...

bee said...

congrats on your DMBLGiT win, dear archana. awesome shot.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Archana, a lovely innovative thought of using pumpkin...good recipe worth trying.

Maryann said...

Congrats on your DMBLGIT award :)

Pritya said...

Hi Archana, now this is truly a creative innovatiion. Must be reeally yumm!

pedatha.com said...

Hi Archana, now this is truly a creative innovatiion. Must be reeally yumm!

foodaddicts said...

Thats an awesome presentation.. This will be my first mousse to try out.. Kudos to you..

Shimee
foodaddicts.wordpress.com

Dave Jones said...

wow..pumkin-coffee icecream is great..the artistic presentation makes it even more delicious.

ARUNA said...

OMG such a mouth watering dish..............picture is so tempting!!

zian said...

Oh my God...I really want to try this. Picture is great!

Samahita said...

This is a great blog you have running here. Thanks for all these amazing recipes. I have blogrolled you.

crispus said...

Hi Archana,
i luv ur posts, ur creativity, snaps everything..wondering why no new posts in 2009?
Trust u r doing gr8.
God Bless.

Swapna said...

Archana, I made this mousse today and I loved it...Thankyou for the wonderful recipe dear :)

Swapna said...

Hi Archana...posted this in my blog please check... checkhttp://swapnascuisine.blogspot.com/2010/11/pumpkin-coffee-mousse.html

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