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Strawberry Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake

Strawberry Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake is a light and fluffy no-bake dessert with fresh strawberries and a graham cracker crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Strawberry Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill 12 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 328 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

Crust

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

Filling

  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 box (3 ounces) strawberry jello mix
  • ½ cup boiling water, 212°F
  • ½ cup cold water, 55°F
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, chilled

Instructions

  1. Chill the bowl of a stand mixer and the whisk attachment in the freezer, along with the can of evaporated milk.

Crust

  1. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, add graham crackers and sugar and mix together.
  3. Add melted butter and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated (no dry spots).

  4. Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

  5. Top the crust with a single layer of sliced strawberries. Set aside.

Filling

  1. 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.

  2. In a separate small bowl, add jello and boiling water. Mix until sugar dissolves. Add cold water and chill it in the refrigerator while you prepare the rest, but do not let the gelatin set.

  3. To a stand mixer, add the chilled bowl and whisk attachment. Add the evaporated milk and mix until peaks form. Add jello mixture and continue to whisk for 30 more seconds.

  4. Add cream cheese mixture and whisk for 30 more seconds.
  5. Pour mixture into the pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

  6. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream.