No Bake Classic Woolworth Cheesecake Recipe

This no-bake cheesecake recipe is inspired by the famous Woolworth’s cheesecake from the 1960s. It’s creamy, rich, and incredibly easy to make, perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream, whipped
  • Fresh berries or fruit topping (optional)


  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until evenly moistened.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
  1. Make the Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sugar and vanilla extract, continue beating until well combined and fluffy.
  1. Combine the Filling:
  • Gently fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated. Be careful not to deflate the whipped cream.
  1. Assemble the Cheesecake:
  • Pour the filling over the prepared crust, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  • Smooth the top with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, until set.
  • Before serving, you can optionally top the cheesecake with fresh berries or fruit of your choice.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Slice and serve chilled. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

This no-bake Woolworth cheesecake is sure to be a hit with its creamy texture and classic flavors. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or any time you crave a delicious dessert!

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