My mom has been making this cheesecake for years, but uses lemon jello instead of strawberry and it is delicious.
This recipe is simple and DELICIOUS I used this to make cheesecake bites for my cousins birthday and they were gone before I knew it!! I don’t even like cheesecake but I LOVE this recipe. Lol
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry-flavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (5 ounce) can cold evaporated milk
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust.
Dissolve strawberry gelatin in boiling water in a bowl; cool in refrigerator until thick, but not set, about 20 minutes.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
Beat evaporated milk in a separate bowl with an electric mixer until whipped and thick. Gradually pour strawberry gelatin mixture into evaporated milk, beating constantly. Fold cream cheese mixture into gelatin-milk mixture to form cheesecake filling.
Set graham cracker crust on a baking sheet or plate to maintain stability. Pour cheesecake filling into crust. Refrigerate until cake is set, at least 3 1/2 hours.
The original recipe said to stir the evaporated milk until it formed thick peaks. Mine never formed any peaks, so I finally stopped mixing and continued with the recipe. It worked just fine.