Little did I know the labor that went into this refreshment: grinding rice and almonds, letting it stand overnight, draining through cheesecloth - not something I'm going to labor through on a regular basis.
Eventually I did find a great recipe for "faux" Horchata. Meghan (9) whipped up two batches for dinner last night which was promptly sucked down by the horde, followed by demands for more.
2 C Milk
2 C Water
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 tea. Cinnamon
1/2 tea. Vanilla
Blend and enjoy!
This is also great in a pinch when you need to "stretch" the last of the milk in the jug for dinner :-