Question: What's Cool Whip?
Is it thickened cream? Double cream?
When I 'googled' it all I found were recipes and availability pages and no descriptions.
When making a cheesecake my dear departed Mom used a cheese called Philadelphia Cheese as opposed to Cream Cheese. They are totally different products over here & I wouldn't use our version of cream cheese in a cheesecake, no way.
Perhaps the type of cream cheese Turkeyman used could have been his problem.
Our Philly cheese comes in a block of similar consistency to ricotta (but not grainy) & cream cheese is in a jar with a consistency similar to glue or paste........
Mom's recipe was very similar to Texasgirl's, the only difference was Lemon Juice instead of Lime Juice.
The lime juice would make an interesting change in flavour, and has prompted me to give it a go soon. I've never been game to try cheesecake, DW does a good one, but I'll have to give it a shot using the lime juice.
Edit. Text added: Lee - now you've really made me jealous.
You beat me to the post. Copied & pasted all of the recipes, thanks.