Crack open the coconut and pour the water from it inside a bowl. Use the coconut grater to grate all the meat out into the bowl. If you do not have a coconut grater, you can use a knife, although an easier method is to put both halves of the coconut in the freezer for a few hours. After it is out of the freezer, the white meat should dislodge out of the shell.
Put the grated coconut meat or the dislodged whole piece of meat in a blender and make sure to add the coconut water in there if you already haven’t. Add a bit of warm to hot water to the blender and blend it until it has a very milky consistency. Those of you who added the chunk of coconut would need to do this step for little longer.
At this point you can either strain it or add more water for milk with a thinner consistency. Put cheesecloth/old t-shirt or cloth over a bowl and strain the coconut and water mixture. Manually squeeze as much coconut milk you can out of the pulp. Use immediately or store the milk in a glass container in the fridge for 2-3 days. You can also freeze it. See how to make coconut oil with the coconut milk you just made.
Note* Do not throw out the leftover pulp just yet! Learn how to make coconut flour with the pulp and save tons of money by not buying it at the store.
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