The molinillo is a Mexican wooden whisk that’s used to mix froth a batch of Mexican hot chocolate. Simply roll the shaft between your palms to churn, mix, and foam. The molinillo is also great for muddling fruits and herbs in homemade cocktails! It’s a pleasure to use, or gift - and it’s a guaranteed attention-grabber.
Each molinillo is made by hand - turned and carved out of a single piece of alder wood; then decorated with dark accents burned into the wood. Molinillo artisans have a deep history with woodworking - some spending nearly 50 years making molinillos. It’s a craft that is shared and passed on to keep these rich, intricate pieces alive.