My lemon cheesecake recipe is one you'll make over and over. WHY? Because it's so good and so easy. German? Not at all. But, it fits great after a big meal (whether German or not) ... when one wants something sweet, yet light. It's preparation is easy and quick. No baking required. It does need to stand for a 4 - 5 hours in the fridge before serving.
That's what makes it so fantastic. Make it the day before ... no final rushing around when company's there. A perfect ending to a great meal ... that's why I like it so much. It's a recipe I like doing with the granddaughters ... have had some great fun times doing so. They choose which flavors of jello to use and which fruits to garnish with.
I played around with several quick dessert recipes and this luscious lemon cheesecake was the winner. It's really a combination of several recipes ... until it was just what I was looking for.
Since then, I've used orange jello with orange juice, orange zest, and decorated with mandarin slices. This was a combination created by my granddaughter, Lydia, for one of our summer outdoor family picnics. Wunderbar!
I love no bake dessert recipes! I'm going to be experimenting with more ... especially once the summer heat wave hits.
Using freshly whipped cream is always better. However, where I live, whipping cream is quite expensive and I only buy it when necessary. Cool Whip, on the other hand, is often much cheaper and can be kept in the freezer for those emergencies that pop up.
I don't often use Cool Whip, but I usually keep a tub in the freezer, just in case. Since we live out in the country, going to town is a day trip. Having items on hand, in the freezer or pantry, is always wise.
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