MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - (Family Features) From pies to drinks, coconut milk -- one of the hottest staples in cooking today -- adds a delicate flavor and rich texture to every dish it meets. Made from the first-pressing of fresh, ripe coconut meat, Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk is the perfect go-to ingredient for this year's big feast. And it's naturally dairy- and gluten-free, which means everyone can enjoy it.

1. Coconut Pumpkin Pie - A diary-free alternative to traditional pumpkin pie filling, coconut milk replaces condensed milk for a creamy Thanksgiving dessert.

2. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Hot Chocolate with Coconut Milk - Turn a simple hot cocoa mix into a decadent treat by preparing with coconut milk and pumpkin pie spice.

3. Coconut Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Maple Syrup - For a twist on the typical pumpkin dessert, try pumpkin bread pudding. Coconut milk is a natural fit, adding rich texture. Serve with Spiced Maple Syrup for an over-the-top finish.

4. Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte - For a dairy-free alternative to this classic seasonal drink, use one can Thai Kitchen® Coconut Milk in place of whole milk and finish off with McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice and a couple tablespoons of canned pumpkin for a tasty fall treat.

5. Coconut Tres Leches Cake - This updated "three milks cake" has a touch of the exotic, thanks to coconut milk and pumpkin pie spice. Let the cake stand overnight in the refrigerator so it absorbs the milk mixture.

6. Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie - Enjoy the flavor of the season in a smoothie with this creamy blend of coconut milk, pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

7. Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting - Moist and luscious, classic red velvet cake is as delightful to behold as it is to eat! Substitute vegetable oil in place of the butter and one can Thai Kitchen® Coconut Milk in place of the sour cream and milk to make this classic cake dairy-free.

8. Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Bread Pudding - Apple season is the perfect time to make this streusel-topped bread pudding, just in time for Thanksgiving. Use your favorite brand of gluten-free cinnamon raisin bread to make this tasty treat!

Stay inspired this holiday season. Visit www.ThaiKitchen.com and www.McCormick.com for more coconut milk recipes.

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