Ice cream sandwiches are good enough that they deserve to be unshackled from the constraints of the summer season. For this wintry upgrade, softened vanilla ice cream is blended with crushed candy canes, the official sweet of the season, and spiked with a splash of Kahlúa. Spread the hot-rodded ice cream into a pan and then refreeze it until firm. A round cookie cutter helps you cut the disk of peppermint ice cream into perfect rounds that are just the right size for sandwiching between two chocolate wafer cookies. Who needs summer anyway?—Jessica Battilana
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