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The Famous Woolworth Ice Box Cheesecake (No-bake)

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Light and refreshing icebox dessert made famous by Woolworth’s lunch counter back in the 1960’s.

Who doesn’t remember the delicious ice box cake available at Woolworths for a dime? It was a special occasion favorite in my family, and I have fond memories of waiting impatiently for my own slice of this frozen dessert. It’s so delicious, you won’t believe it doesn’t require baking–it is the easiest cheesecake you’ll ever make.

Here is my super easy, no bake, classic icebox cake recipe. It’s the same one that Granny used when I was little girl on our farm.. My favourite part? The bottom layer is a thin layer of crisp graham cracker with a touch of coarse brown sugar sprinkled on top! How delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, light
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice ( less if you don’t want to much lemon)
  • 1 can Carnation Evaporated milk, well chilled
  • Graham crackers, crushed

Directions:

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.

The Famous Woolworth Ice Box Cheesecake (No-bake)

No bake cheesecake recipes are great because they don't require you to turn on the oven and heat up your home; instead, this one is made in your fridge. Bec

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3 ounce package lemon Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese light
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice less if you don’t want to much lemon
  • 1 can Carnation Evaporated milk well chilled
  • Graham crackers crushed

Instructions
 

  • 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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