The chilate is a drink native to Central America, prepared from chile, roasted corn and cocoa and is usually that add anise, pepper, ginger and cinnamon. The chilate is served hot and is taken with typical sweets like doughnuts or nuegados in El Salvador.
There is another drink in the South of Mexico (State of Guerrero), also known as Chilate, which is made with cocoa, rice, corn (there are those who put cookie), cinnamon and piloncillo (boiled sugar cane juice). This traditional drink is taken very cold.
Its preparation is as follows: is roasted corn on a comal or on an irons, and subsequently is ground, gets wet and slips with a sparse blanket or a fine sieve. After strain it is cooked it and while it boils add the pepper and ginger.