2. Place coconut in blender, add water, blend on high for several minutes until thick and creamy.
3. If using cheese cloth, line the strainer with the cheese cloth and strain the coconut milk, using the cheese cloth squeeze the remaining liquid out. If you are using a kitchen towel, strain the coconut milk directly through the strainer, and then put the coconut in towel and squeeze remaining liquid out.
This beverage can be used immediately or stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days, shake well before using.