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No-bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake

A No-Bake Delight: Luscious Lemon Lush Dessert

No-bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake

This recipe for Lemon Lush is a refreshingly easy and delicious treat, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without turning on the oven. Imagine a creamy lemon filling nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust, all topped with a pillowy cloud of whipped cream. This no-bake dessert is ideal for potlucks, summer gatherings, or simply as a delightful indulgence at home.

Effortless Elegance:

Forget complicated baking techniques and long prep times! Lemon Lush comes together in a breeze, making it a lifesaver for busy schedules or those who prefer a simpler approach to dessert. With just a handful of ingredients and minimal steps, you can create a showstopping dessert that's guaranteed to impress.

A Symphony of Sweet and Tart:

The beauty of Lemon Lush lies in its delightful balance of flavors. The buttery graham cracker crust provides a textural contrast and a subtle sweetness, while the vibrant lemon filling delivers a burst of tangy citrus. The creamy whipped cream topping adds a touch of lightness and complements the other flavors perfectly.

Here are the ingredients for No-Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake:

  • Crust:
    • 1 (3.oz) box graham cracker crumbs (or about 1 ½ cups)
    • 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
    • 1 (3 oz) package lemon Jell-O
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 5 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk, well chilled (or 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream)
  • Optional Ingredients:
    • Fresh lemon zest (for garnish)
    • Fresh berries (for garnish)


  • You can use a food processor to easily crush the graham crackers for the crust.
  • If you prefer a thicker crust, use 1 ¾ cups of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Make sure the evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream is well chilled before using for optimal results in achieving a creamy texture.

Step-by-Step Guide to Lemony Bliss:

  1. A Zesty Jell-O Base: Begin by preparing the lemon Jell-O according to package directions. In a 9x13 inch pan, whisk together the lemon Jell-O powder and 1 cup of boiling water until the powder dissolves completely. Pour the remaining Jell-O mixture over the top, creating a yellow, translucent base for your dessert. Refrigerate this layer while you prepare the other components.
  2. The Power of Whipped Cream: In a separate large bowl, use a whisk or electric mixer to whip the cold or thawed whipped cream until it reaches stiff peaks. This creates a light and airy topping that will be dolloped onto the finished dessert.
  3. A Creamy Lemon Dream: In another bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add the sugar and lemon juice, continuing to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. This creamy lemon mixture forms the heart of your dessert.
  4. Combining the Layers: Carefully remove the chilled pan with the Jell-O base from the refrigerator. Pour the creamy lemon mixture over the top of the Jell-O layer, creating a smooth and even surface.
  5. A Buttery Crumble: The final touch is the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the lemon filling. The crumbs add a delightful textural contrast and a subtle buttery flavor.
  6. A Chilling Finale: For best results, cover the entire dessert with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight. This allows the Jell-O to set completely and the flavors to meld together beautifully.

Tips & Variations:

For a richer flavor, substitute full-fat cream cheese for the lighter version.

If you don't have whipped cream, you can use cool whip instead.

Get creative with the toppings! Garnish your Lemon Lush with fresh lemon slices, blueberries, or a sprinkle of lemon zest for an extra pop of color and flavor.

This no-bake dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. With its ease of preparation, refreshing flavors, and beautiful presentation, Lemon Lush is sure to become a new favorite in your dessert repertoire. So ditch the complicated recipes and embrace the simplicity and deliciousness of this delightful lemon treat!