Make your own Coconut Milk or Cream
You can also use an electric blender to make coconut milk. To do so, place in blender:
1 1/2 cups (about) flaked coconut
for 1 cup packaged grated coconut and 1 cup milk)
1 1/2 cups milk
blend until coconut is pulverized, about 15 seconds. Pour into saucepan and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture foams, about 2 minutes. Strain through double thickeness of cheesecloth. Makes 1 cup coconut milk.
To use remaing coconut flakes, spread on a cloth to dry. Use as a garnish.