Chilate

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Woman selling chilate in Ometepec, México.

Chilate is a drink prepared with cocoa, rice, cinnamon and sugar. It is originally from Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, México. Chilate is served cold and usually accompanied with buñuelos. In Oaxaca, Mexico, chilate is a typical dish the region that is a type of broth made with chicken.

Atolli or "maize drink" in nahuatl, is the base for chilate.

There's another drink in southern Mexico (state of Guerrero) also known as chilate, prepared with cocoa, rice, corn (sometimes served with cookies), cinnamon and piloncillo (cooked sugar cane juice). This drink is served very cold.

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