For a sweet dip made plant-based and dairy-free, try this Vegan Pumpkin Fluff. Dip your favorite cookies or sliced fruit into this sweet and fall-flavored treat that tastes like the inside of a pumpkin pie.

pumpkin dip with sliced apples

You will love this vegan pumpkin dip! You only need four simple ingredients and the dippers of your choice. For a healthier version use sliced apples or you can use graham crackers, gingersnaps, granola bars, or berries. If you’re really feeling naughty, just eat it with a spoon!

Pumpkin fluff dip is perfect for a get-together or holiday party. I’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t like a delicious dip. This version is also vegan and dairy-free which means nobody has to miss out. See my tips for going gluten-free and dairy-free.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It tastes like pumpkin pie but without all the work. See my related recipes for Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pudding and Vegan Pumpkin Chia Pudding.
  • Everyone will love it – vegan or not. Even though this recipe is vegan, you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it.
  • It’s super simple. It’s as easy as mixing everything together.

Key Ingredients

Vegan frozen whipped topping – You will have more options at Whole foods or a health food store but you can find Cocowhip at most grocery stores.

Pumpkin puree – Canned pumpkin puree is just made of pumpkin with no added sweeteners. Pumpkin pie filling is made with pumpkin puree, sugar, and spices. Since instant vanilla pudding is also sweet we only want to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin pie spice – Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of spices including cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, and nutmeg. It’s what gives pumpkin pie that warm and cozy quality. You can make your own if you don’t want to buy it premade.

Vegan instant vanilla pudding – You can purchase any vegan brand you prefer but Jell-O vanilla instant pudding is vegan if you don’t add milk which means you can use it for this recipe.

ingredients for vegan pumpkin fluff

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a medium bowl, use a spatula to scoop in the vegan whipped topping.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

a bowl of whipped topping

Step Two

Add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and instant vanilla pudding then stir well to combine.

a bowl of whipped topping, spices, and pumpkin puree

Step Three

Scoop the mixture into a serving bowl and sprinkle the top with cinnamon if you like.

a bowl of pumpkin fluff

Step Four

Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

vegan pumpkin fluff with cinnamon on top

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Most brands of instant pudding are actually vegan! But, be sure to read the ingredient label to be sure. You can also buy it on Amazon.
  • Look for a coconut milk-based frozen whipped topping in the freezer section of your grocery store. If it is frozen, let it defrost for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator before using.
  • If you don’t have pre-made pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute ground cinnamon instead. Or, you can make your own using 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves.

FAQs

What is pumpkin fluff?

Pumpkin fluff is a pumpkin dip made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and a creamy component such as cream cheese, pudding, whipped topping, or marshmallow fluff. It’s also known as pumpkin crack dip, or pumpkin pie dip. Vegan pumpkin fluff is the same except made with only vegan ingredients or vegan substitutes.

Why can’t I use pumpkin pie filling?

Ultimately you can use pumpkin pie filling, but the dip will come out too sweet.

dip with apples on table

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Vegan Pumpkin Fluff


Description

For a sweet dip made plant-based and dairy-free, try this Vegan Pumpkin Fluff. Dip your favorite cookies or sliced fruit into this sweet and fall-flavored treat that tastes like the inside of a pumpkin pie.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 8ounce package vegan frozen whipped topping, defrosted
  • 1 15ounce can pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (see notes for substitutions)
  • 1 3.4ounce package vegan instant vanilla pudding (or two 1.7-ounce boxes)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, use a spatula to pour in the whipped topping.
  2. Add the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and instant vanilla pudding and stir to combine.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and sprinkle the top with the ground cinnamon.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Notes

  1. Most brands of instant pudding are actually vegan! But, be sure to read the ingredient label to be sure. 
  2. Look for a coconut milk-based frozen whipped topping in the freezer section of your grocery store. If it is frozen, let it defrost for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator before using.
  3. If you don’t have pre-made pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute ground cinnamon instead. Or, you can make your own using 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: Seasonal

Keywords: vegan pumpkin fluff, pumpkin fluff recipe, pumpkin pie fluff recipe

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