Quick Unbaked Cheesecake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Shar-on

I got this recipe from a gal I went to college with. Its really easy and keep for several days in the fridge. You choose the flavour you like, since you are using jello mixes. I have often doubled this recipe. This is a very inexpensive cake.

Top Review by Darlene McCastle

This recipe was "ok" but wasn't very "cheesy". I would add at least 2 more ounces of cream cheese. Also was a bit soft even when it set overnight...would decrease water to 3/4 cup. Also I would make sure the water cooled to room temp (and jello thickened a bit) before adding to mixture. My water was too hot and it made it lumpy and "flattened" the dream whip a bit. This was very inexpensive and easy, and good if you're in a big hurry and absolutely NEED cheese cake. I have had better unbaked cheese cake, tho.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (85 g) package Jello gelatin (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 34 cups graham wafer crumbs (26 wafers)
  • 12 cup soft butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 12 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 envelope dream whipped topping (to make 2 cups whipped topping)
  • 12 cup milk
  • fruit filling, topping (depending on the flavour of jello eg. lemon jello with cherry pie filling) (optional)


  1. Dissolve jello in the boiling water and let cool.
  2. Mix together the graham wafer crumbs, butter and 1 T sugar.
  3. Pack into a 9" X 9" pan, saving some crumbs for the topping.
  4. Cream together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.
  5. Mix together the Dream Whip and milk.
  6. Combine the jello mix, dream whip and cream cheese mix and pour on top of crumb base in pan.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs that were kept from the base mixture.
  8. Cover and refridgerate.
  9. Cut into serving pieces and top with your favorite topping for cheese cakes.

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