The Famous Woolworth Ice Box Cheesecake

The Famous Woolworth Ice Box Cheesecake

Oh yes! This is perfect for those who want to think they can eat dessert and not add calories. It certainly has every little one, but it is so light, delicious, and fun! Enjoy!

Growing up I was the pickiest eater, ever. I was even picky about dessert, I didn’t really like pie crust. What?? I was a crazy kid. I guess I might be a few pounds lighter if I still felt the same.

I have made it twice and I really do think this is the recipe we have been searching for. It is so good, it disappears almost instantly.

My husband said that he remembers his grandma making it when he was growing up. I love those recipes that we all grew up with, they are just too good to miss out on.


1 (3 ounces) package lemon Jell-O

1 cup boiling water

8 ounces cream cheese

1 cup granulated sugar

5 tablespoons lemon juice

1 12 oz can Carnation Evaporated milk, well chilled

Graham crackers, crushed


Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice with mixer until smooth. Add thickened Jell-O and beat well.

In a separate bowl, beat the Carnation milk until fluffy. Add cream cheese/Jell-O mixture and beat well with mixer.

Line bottom of 9 x 13-pan with crushed Graham crackers.

Spread filling over and top with more crushed Graham crackers. Chill.


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