The Famous Woolworth Ice Box Cheesecake

Light and refreshing icebox dessert made famous by Woolworth’s lunch counter back in the 1960’s.
1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 12 oz can Carnation Evaporated milk, well chilled
Graham crackers, crushed


    Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water. Cool until slightly thickened.
    Beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with mixer until smooth. Add thickened Jell-O and beat well.
    In a separate bowl, beat the Carnation milk until fluffy. Add cream cheese/Jell-O mixture and beat well with mixer.
    Line bottom of 9 x 13-pan with crushed Graham crackers.
    Spread filling over and top with more crushed Graham crackers. Chill.