Polish Cold Cheesecake

BY Madeline Buiano TIMEApril 21, 2022 PRINT

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for summery desserts, like a creamy, chilled cheesecake. Challenge your baking skills this weeked with this recipe for Polish cold cheesecake. The dessert, which is topped with strawberries and Jell-O, is the perfect way to welcome warmer weather.

Perfecting this dynamic dessert’s fluffy filling and crumbly bottom takes skill. But, if you think it may be too advanced, try taking one of these online cooking classes first, or check out these tips for amateur bakers.

To make the recipe you’ll need cream cheese, Jell-O, vanilla wafers and a few basic groceries like powdered sugar and berries. After your ingredients are prepped and ready to go, cover the bottom of a pan with the wafers and pour the cream cheese mixture into the pan. Although the recipe takes less than an hour to prepare, it will need to set in the refrigerator for at least two hours before pouring the Jell-O and strawberries over it. Waiting will be worth it, however. This is a no-bake recipe which means your kitchen won’t be steaming up while the temperatures rise outside.

Pulling off this recipe is a true testament to your baking skills, but one bite will make it all worth it. After you’ve mastered this cheesecase, try making more of these difficult dessert recipes that are sure to impress.

Polish Cold Cheesecake


4 (8 ounce each) packages of cream cheese

2 envelopes (0.25 ounces each) of unflavored gelatin with 1 cup of hot water

1 box (3 ounces) of lemon jello with 1 cup of hot water

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Nilla wafers

Fresh strawberries, raspberries or other summer fruit

2 boxes (3 ounces each) of strawberry jello

9 inch or bigger round spring form pan


Leave cream cheese out to come to room temperature.

In the mean time, dissolve 2 envelopes of gelatin in 1 cup hot water, and lemon jello in 1 cup of hot water (that’s half the water the recipe on the box calls for).

Set aside to cool.

When cheese is ready, beat until fluffy, for about 2 min.

Add both gelatin and jello little bit at a time. Beat until all lumps dissolve. Add sugar and beat some more until combined.

Line round pan with parchment paper, and cover the bottom with vanilla wafers.

Pour cream cheese mixture into the pan.

Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours, I like to do it overnight.

Prepare strawberry jello with half the water = 1 cup of water for each box, 2 cups from two boxes. Let cool a bit.

Wash and dry fresh strawberries and cut into smaller pieces. Arrange on top of set cheese mixture.

Pour cool jello over strawberries and refrigerate until jello sets (about 2 hours). Serve cold.

© 2020 Tribune Publishing; Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC

You May Also Like