Coconut milk in the local grocery store costs around $1.50 for a small can. Cans of coconut milk that cost less are full of fillers such as extra water and gums to thicken it.
Whole coconuts, on the other hand, cost $1.50 and I would think I should be able to get more than one can's worth of milk out of it.
What is the correct process for extracting coconut milk from coconut meat? Does it have to be heated? Does it require a special press?
After the milk has been extracted can the flesh still be used as flakes or is it spent?
(I have seen the question here. I'm not asking about where to find it or how to store it- just how to make it.)