No Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake


  • 1 3oz lemon Jell-0
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 box graham cracker crumbs (3 cups) more for thicker crust divided
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can evaporated milk, well chilled or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.
  • Mix 3/4 graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well blended, press into bottom of the 9 X 13 pan to form a crust. Save rest of crumbs to sprinkle on top of dessert.
  • Beat the Evaporated milk/heavy cream until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with mixer until smooth.
  • Add thickened Jell-O and slowly mix in whipped evaporated milk.
  • Spread filling over the crust and sprinkle with reserved graham cracker crumbs on top.
  • Chill at least 2 hours and up to overnight, store covered in refrigerator.