I hadn't thought of making coconut milk from shredded coconut until I read Sarma Melngailis' book Living Raw Food. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. This recipe is a little messy to make, however, I like it since it's a heck of a lot easier than cracking open a fresh coconut and scooping out the "meat," etc. http://www.elanaspantry.com/diy-coconut-milk/
- Soak coconut in water for 1-2 hours (do not discard water).
- In a Vita-Mix, combine coconut, water, vanilla and stevia and process on highest speed.
- Strain liquid through a fine mesh paint strainer bag, discarding solids.