No-Bake Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake

The No-Bake Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake is a classic dessert from the mid-20th century, known for its simplicity and deliciousness. This no-bake cheesecake requires minimal effort, featuring a creamy filling on a graham cracker crust, making it a convenient and timeless treat.

Many of you will be familiar with Woolworths’ beloved lunch counter. Woolworths is well-known for its signature Icebox Cheesecake. We don’t know how this classic was forgotten, but we are so glad that we did and recreated it. Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake, a no-bake lemon dessert, is easy to make and is perfect for when you want something light and refreshing at the end.

This was the first time that I made this cheesecake recipe. I can say that I fell in love with it instantly! You don’t need to bake this. All you need to do is to place it inside the fridge to chill for a couple of hours! Try this recipe now, and I am 100 percent certain that you and your loved ones are going to like it! What a refreshing treat this is!


  • 1 (3 oz.) package lemon jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk, chilled

How To Make No-Bake Woolworth Icebox Cheesecake

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve jello in boiling water. Let cool 5-10 minutes, or until slightly thick.
  2. While jello cools, mix 3/4 graham cracker crumbs with melted butter in a medium bowl, then press into the bottom of 9×13-inch pan and set aside. Reserve remaining crumbs for topping.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat evaporated milk until whipped and fluffy. 2-4 minutes.
  4. In a separate, large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Add in thickened jello, then fold in whipped evaporated milk.
  5. Spread filling evenly over crust and top with reserved graham cracker crumbs.
  6. Cover and chill at least 2 hours, or overnight. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

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