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Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake Recipe

Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake Recipe is a light and fluffy, no-bake dessert with a hint of lemon flavor on top of a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill12 hrs 30 mins
Total Time12 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake Recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, melted


  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 box (3 ounces) lemon jello mix
  • ½ cup boiling water, about 212°F
  • ½ cup cold water, about 50°F
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, chilled


  • Chill the bowl of a stand mixer and the whisk attachment in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. (This will help get peaks when whipping the evaporated milk.)


  • Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, add graham crackers and sugar and mix together.
  • Add melted butter and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated (no dry spots).
  • Reserve ¼ cup of the graham cracker mixture and set aside.
  • Press the remaining crumbs firmly into the bottom of the prepared 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.


  • In a medium bowl cream together cream cheese and sugar with a hand mixer. Add vanilla and mix until well blended (2-3 minutes). Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, add jello mix and boiling water. Whisk until the jello mix dissolves (1-2 minutes). Add cold water and set the mixture in the refrigerator for a few minutes while you prepare the rest of the filling, but do not let the gelatin set.
  • To a stand mixer, add the chilled bowl and whisk attachment. Add the evaporated milk and mix on high until soft peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the jello mixture and continue to whisk for 30 more seconds.
  • Add cream cheese mixture and whisk for 30 more seconds.
  • Pour mixture into the pan and top with the reserved graham cracker mixture.
  • Chill overnight before serving.


Calories: 315kcal