Most people just go to the store and grab coconut milk off the shelves when they need it. But when I was a kid in Thailand, coconut milk had to be made at home, and this video will show you how I used to do it.
The process involved cracking open a coconut, grating the meat, then hand-squeezing the creamy goodness out of the flesh. It's no quick job, but the resulting fresh coconut milk is better than anything you can buy.
Here's a nostalgic video that shows you how coconut milk is actually made from the fresh coconut in Thailand, using traditional tools.