Staple. Make it. Love it. Be pro at it. Especially because it's practically impossible to find legal coconut milk. Most have guar gum added to prevent the cream from separating from the water.
2 cups coconut flakes
4 cups water
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup honey
Soak the coconut in the water for 1-2 hours. Blend the coconut water mixture until it's very fine. Strain the pulp out of the blended mixture. Add the vanilla and honey and mix well.
*If you're in a bit of a bind, you don't have to soak the coconut. What soaking does is draws out the flavor so that more coconut flavor ends up in the water and less in the pulp.
*Coconut flakes can be bought at local organic food stores. The coconut doesn't have to be organic, but they tend to carry more exotic substances like that.
*Best fresh. Refrigeration causes the cream to separate from the water. It's alright, just mix it up a little bit and it'll be good to go again.