Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe came from my favorite Aunt who used to make this for all the family dinners. I think this was the first cheesecake I ever tasted. All who try it, agree. The best, most creamy, no-bake cheesecake ever. It is our annual Christmas dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients for crust, and press crumbs into bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes.
  3. Let cool.
  4. Dissolve jello in boiling water and chill until it thickens (syrupy).
  5. In large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  6. On low speed, beat the jello into cream cheese mixture.
  7. In separate small bowl, beat the whipping cream and 2 tbs sugar and fold into jello/cream cheese mixture.
  8. Pour in crust and chill until set-about 1 1/2 hours.
  9. I don't know about using the unflavored gelatin and lemon juice. I would imagine that if you keep the liquid in the same quantities, you should be fine. One packet of gelatin dissolved in 1 cup of boiling water-just make sure its all dissolved. I would start with 1 tbs of lemon juice and taste and go from there. You will also need to add a sweetner of some sort to balance the tartness of the lemon. (added 5-5-04) B
Most Helpful

Pretty tasty...LOL people are so darned funny..The CRUST is the only part that is baked...and that only takes a few minutes...Do people even read these recipes before they give a negatie rating?

Diana Shrome February 26, 2010

I did NOT bake my crust, my butter was melted, so I just pressed it and stuck it in the freezer. I made this in a 13x9 pan. More Lemon flavor than I was expecting. UPDATE: I made this with a shortbread crust. I prefer shortbread crust for my cheesecakes. This was great. I also served with fresh fruit. Thanks

razzintaz July 24, 2008