Easy Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

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Raise your hand if you love stress-free and easy-to-make cheesecake! (me, me, me!!) Today we are going to take a look at how to make a no-bake Woolworth cheesecake recipe.

Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

If you ask me, this Woolworth cheesecake is the easiest dessert recipe you can find out there. When you bite into it, you realize that lemon and cheesecake are truly meant to be.

The crust of this cheesecake is made of honey graham crackers. The top – the cheesecake – is made of silky, creamy cheese and evaporated milk.

Woolworth cheesecake gets its sweetness from granulated sugar. And its divine favor comes from lemon jello mix. 

So, basically, we begin by making a simple crust. Then we move on to make the cheesecake filling. Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the crust. Ta-da! Your Woolworth cheesecake is ready to chill in the refrigerator overnight.

Check out the Woolworth cheesecake recipe below. You will also find out some tips to make the best Woolworth cheesecake and how to store it.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Woolworth Cheesecake?

  1. Baking Dish – You will need a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Non-Stick Cooking Spray – A non-stick cooking spray will be used to spray the pan to prevent the base from sticking to the base.
  3. Medium Bowl – A medium bowl will be required to mix cream cheese and sugar.
  4. Large Bowl – A large bowl will be used to combine all the ingredients together to make the cheesecake.
  5. Electric Mixer – An electric mixer or stand mixer will be helpful for combining the ingredients.
  6. Spatula – A spatula will be used to transfer the cheesecake filling into the prepared pan.
  7. Refrigerator – A refrigerator will be needed to chill the cheesecake.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Woolworth Cheesecake?

Preparation TimeChill TimeTotal Time
15 Minute12 Hours12 Hours 15 minutes 

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Woolworth Cheesecake?

For Crust

  • Honey Graham Crackers – To make the crust for Woolworth cheesecake, you will need 2 cups of honey graham crackers, finely crushed.
  • Granulated Sugar – To make the crust sweet, you will need one tablespoon of granulated sugar.
  • Butter – To bind the crust, you will need half a cup of melted butter.

Filling

  • Cream Cheese – To make cheesecake, you will need eight ounces of cream cheese at room temperature.
  • Granulated Sugar – To make it perfectly sweet, you will need one cup of granulated sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract – To enhance the flavor of Woolworth, you will need two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  • Lemon Jello Mix – The flavor of Woolworth cheesecake is lemony. Therefore, you will need one box (three ounces) of lemon jello mix. 
  • Boiling Water – To dissolve the jello mix, you will need half a cup of boiling water at about 212°F temperature.
  • Cold Water – You will also need half a cup of cold water at about 50°F temperature to set the jello mix.
  • Evaporated Milk – To make Woolworth cheesecake creamy, you will need one can (12 ounces) of evaporated milk chilled in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

Steps To Make Woolworth Cheesecake

1. Pre-Preparations

Chill the bowl for whipping evaporated milk in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This will ensure your evaporated milk gives your stiff peaks.

2. Make The Crust

Take a 9×13-inch baking dish and lightly spray it with a non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and crushed graham crackers. Add the melted butter and mix the ingredients to combine everything well. 

Reserve ¼ cup of your graham cracker mixture and set aside. Press the remaining graham cracker crumbs firmly into the bottom of the prepared 9×13-inch baking dish. 

3. Cheesecake Filling

Take a medium-sized bowl. Add cream cheese with granulated sugar. Using a hand mixer, cream both ingredients together. Pour in vanilla extract and mix until well blended.  

In a large bowl, add jello mix with boiling water. Whisk the mixture for about 2 minutes until the jello mix dissolves.

Add cold water to the mixture and set it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. But make sure that your gelatin doesn’t set.

In a stand mixer, add the evaporated milk in a stand mixer with the bowl chilled in the refrigerator. Mix the milk (for about 5 minutes) on high until soft peaks form.

You can also use an electric hand mixer, but make sure to keep the bowl chilled, in which you will whip the evaporated milk. 

Add the jello mixture to the milk. Whisk for 30 seconds. Add cream cheese mixture and whisk for 30 more seconds. Pour the mixture into the pan prepared with the crust.

Top the cheesecake with the reserved graham cracker mixture. Your Woolworth cheesecake is ready. Chill the cheesecake overnight before serving.

Tips To Make The Best Woolworth Cheesecake

Making Woolworth cheesecake involves an easy process. However, a few tips will help you achieve delicious results.

  1. Do not forget to use non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper at the bottom of your baking pan. This helps you to pull out slices of cheesecake easily.
  2. This recipe was too old when people used evaporated milk to make whipped cream. Today, you can easily replace evaporated milk with whipped cream. 
  3. When using evaporated milk, make sure to use chilled milk for whipping; otherwise, it will be difficult for you to achieve stiff peaks. That’s because evaporated milk has a lower fat content as compared to whipped cream. Therefore, you must make sure that the bowl in which you whip the milk is also kept in the refrigerator for chilling.
  4. You can also add 3-4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to this recipe if you enjoy the stronger flavors of lemon.
  5. In this recipe, we use crushed graham crackers for garnish. You can get more creative by adding lemon peel curls, zest of lemon, chocolate swirls, fresh fruits, or anything else of your choice. 

How To Store Woolworth Cheesecake?

You can store Woolworth cheesecake in the pan you’ve set in by placing it in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Make sure to cover the pan using plastic wrap. This would prevent your cheesecake from catching other food aromas from the refrigerator.

You can also freeze Woolworth cheesecake. Thaw it well before serving. 

Nutritional Value

Calories459 kcal
Protein6 g
Fat27 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol71 mg
Trans Fat0.05 g
Sodium374 mg
Potassium212 mg
Fiber 1g
Carbohydrates50 g
Sugar37 g
Viatmin A837IU
Vitamin C1 mg
Calcium160 mg
Iron1 mg

How Will Woolworth Cheesecake Look And Taste Like?

This Woolworth cheesecake recipe is adapted from the popular retail store named Woolworth that served this cheesecake back in the 60s.

This recipe is a must-try if you prefer a mousse-like cheesecake over one that’s dense and heavy. It’s eggless, flourless, and no-bake!

The combination of its ingredients yields a light and fluffy cheesecake that is delightful to taste. Moreover, the silky texture of the cheesecake complements amazingly with the crumbly graham cracker base.

As for the taste, if you love bright citrus and lemony flavors in desserts, you will adore this cheesecake. Woolworth cheesecake has a subtle lemon flavor to end the meals on the perfect note.

Recipe Card

Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

This eggless, flourless, and no-bake Woolworth cheesecake recipe is the perfect ending for your holiday party setup. Make it, and thank me later!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 459 kcal

Equipment

Baking Dish
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
1 Medium Bowl
1 Large Bowl
Electric Mixer
Spatula
Refrigerator

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 2 cups Honey Graham Crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup  Butter, melted

Filling

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 ounces Lemon Jello Mix
  • 12 ounces Evaporated Milk, chilled in the freezer for 30 minutes
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Boiling Water, about 212°F
  • ½ cup Cold Water, about 50°F

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Take a 9×13-inch baking dish and lightly spray it with a non-stick cooking spray. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and crushed graham crackers. Add the melted butter and mix the ingredients to combine everything well.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of the graham cracker mixture and set aside.
  • Press the remaining graham cracker crumbs firmly into the bottom of the prepared 9×13-inch baking dish.

Cheesecake Filling

  • Take a medium-sized bowl. Add cream cheese with granulated sugar. Using a hand mixer, cream both ingredients together.
  • Pour in vanilla extract and mix until well blended. 
  • In a large bowl, add jello mix with boiling water. Whisk the mixture for about 2 minutes until the jello mix dissolves. Add cold water to the mixture and set it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. But make sure that your gelatin doesn't set.
  • In a stand mixer, add the evaporated milk in a stand mixer with the bowl chilled in the refrigerator. Mix the milk (for about 5 minutes) on high until soft peaks form. You can also use an electric hand mixer, but make sure to keep the bowl chilled, in which you will whip the evaporated milk.
  • Add the jello mixture to the milk. Whisk for 30 seconds. Add cream cheese mixture and whisk for 30 more seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan prepared with the crust. Top the cheesecake with the reserved graham cracker mixture.
  • Your Woolworth cheesecake is ready. Chill the cheesecake overnight before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 837IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg
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Frequently Answered Questions (FAQs)

What is Woolworth cheesecake?

Woolworth cheesecake is a recipe adapted from the popular retail store named Woolworth that served this cheesecake back in the 60s.

What ingredients are used to make Woolworth cheesecake?

To make Woolworth’s cheesecake filling, you will need cream cheese, granulated sugar, evaporated milk, lemon jello mix, vanilla extract, boiling water, and cold water. For the crust, you will need crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and granulated sugar.

How much time does it take to make Woolworth cheesecake?

You will need 15 minutes to prepare Woolworth cheesecake. After that, you need to chill the cheesecake overnight before serving.

Can I use whipped cream instead of evaporated milk?

Yes, you can substitute whipped cream for evaporated milk.

Why can’t I form stiff peaks with evaporated milk?

If your evaporated milk is not chilled in the refrigerator before use and the temperature of your whipping bowl is not chilled, you will have difficulty in forming stiff peaks.

Why is it necessary to chill the bowl before whipping evaporated milk?

Evaporated milk has a lower fat content as compared to whipping cream. Hence, to achieve stiff peaks on beating, it is necessary to chill the bowl in the refrigerator.

Conclusion

Try out this super easy and delicious Woolworth cheesecake recipe. Do tell me how you decorated it and how you found it in the comments section below.

Disclaimer – The images added in this blog post have been taken from Balancing Motherhood and Bakerish.

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