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American Jiggle-O (Creamy Vanilla-Bean Panna Cotta)

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American Jiggle-O (Creamy Vanilla-Bean Panna Cotta)

Bring a little jiggle to your next party.  You need to plan ahead with this dessert, but it is an easy dessert that you can whip up in 15-20 minutes.  Panna Cotta is so smooth and delicious- so impressive and so versatile.

Creamy Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

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American Jiggle-O

Creamy Vanilla Panna Cotta
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cream, Custard, easy, Flan, Italian dessert, Panna Catta, Panna Cotta, Pudding, vanilla
Yield: 6
Author: Anita Longerman


The Jiggle part

  • packages Unflavored Gelatin powder (approx 3 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 4 Tbsp Water

Cream Mixture


  • 6-8 Mint leaves
  • 6-8 Raspberries
  • 6-8 Blueberries


Prepare the Jiggle

  • In a small bowl, mix the gelatin and water, and allow to moisten for 3-5 minutes

Prepare Cream Mixture

  • Mix Heavy cream, Sugar, and Vanilla Bean scrapings in a medium pot
  • Simmer this mixture over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Take off of the heat and continue stirring for 1 minute
  • Add the Jiggle, and stir to dissolve the clumpy mixture
  • Pour mixture into 6-8 glass ramekins or silicone cups
  • Refrigerate for at least 5 hours

Garnish when cool

  • If using the ramekins, garnish with a mint leaf, raspberries, and blueberries
  • If using silicone cups, the angled sides allow you to flip the dessert onto a dessert plate and garnish with mint and berries

Unflavored gelatin brings the Jiggle!

Mix It Up:

Serve in a ramekin, or use angled silicone cups- and flip your Panna Cotta out and top with fruit

Version 2:  Mocha-Chocolate American Jiggle-O

In a double boiler, melt 6 oz of Ghirardelli baking chips in a double boiler

Add 2 Tbsp Instant Expresso, and 1 tsp vanilla, and melt until smooth

Add all other American Jiggle-O ingredients, and follow recipe instructions

Garnish with shaved chocolate and a raspberry

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