This is a very simple and yummy dessert that my family likes to make often. It’s lighter than cheesecake and tastes like whatever flavor jello you use. My family was going to visit a friend’s house in New Jersey for dinner so I made a jello cheesecake to bring over. I actually made two, one for my family so that’s why you see a chocolate crust and a regular graham crust. This recipe was shared to me by my cousin in Vancouver but I’ve altered it through the years.
Makes 1 pie.
1 (8oz) box Jello, any flavor
1/2 cup hot water
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 cup milk (you can use half and half or cream for a richer taste)
1/2 cup sugar
1 pre-made graham cracker crust
1. Dissolve jello powder in hot water and allow mixture to cool to warm. Mix occasionally to prevent jello from setting and don’t let mixture cool too much or else it will turn into solid jello.
2. Blend softened cream cheese with sugar until smooth and creamy. Add jello mixture and milk and blend until smooth. There should not be any lumps of cheese, if there are lumps that means your cheese was too cold. Try warming it up in the microwave to dissolve lumps.
3. Pour into crust and refrigerate overnight until firm enough to cut.