Jello Cheesecake

Gail Springsteen


This recipe has been handed down through my family, orignating with my Aunt Marie.

It is easy to make; you can choose any flavor jello you want, and the texture is so creamy.

The favorite flavors in our home have been strawberry and lemon.

Important note: Remember to dissolve the jello in only 1 cup of boiling water. Don't make the recipe on the box, or you will have soup! :-)


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min


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1 pkg
from a box of graham crackers, made into crumbs
1/4 c
melted butter
1/4 c


1 box
4 oz. jello, you choose the flavor!
1 c
boiling water
1 pkg
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c
1 pkg
dream whip

How to Make Jello Cheesecake


  • 1PREPARE CRUST: Blend crust ingredients together. Press into buttered 9 x 9 inch pan. Chill. You may want to save a few crumbs to garnish the top.
  • 2PREPARE THE FILLING: Prepare Dream Whip according to package directions. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use. Dissolve Jello in hot water and cool to room temperature. DO NOT FOLLOW PACKAGE DIRECTIONS FOR JELLO! ONLY USE 1 CUP HOT WATER! Beat sugar and cream cheese together. Mix cooled Jello into cheese mixture. Fold in prepared Dream Whip. Pour into pan and chill until set.
  • 3NOTE: Often I double the recipe, and then you can put it in a 9 x 13 pan. If you use purchased graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 package is plenty for a 9 x 9 pan; a full package is plenty for a 9 x 13 pan.

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About Jello Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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