There are 2, full coconut palms on my parent's property, and the ripe ones are dropping daily! So, we were processing.
Once we got the coconuts open, using a machete, hammer and wedge, the meat itself was pretty easy to remove from the shell.
Of course, the food processor was acting up, so I used the immersion blender and attachment to grate the coconut. In lieu of drying, it was placed in plastic sandwich bags, 1 pre measured cup per bag, and placed in the freezer.
Oh yes....the fresh, home grown coconut is delicious!