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The molinillo is a traditional Mexican kitchen utensil, that has been used for centuries to make froth in hot chocolate. It is made of a single piece of wood. The top part, typically thick and round, has decorations and indentations. A number of loose, movable rings follow. Lastly a round handle that is soft and round making it easy to beat with your hands. All of the decorations, shapes and pieces are made to create the most froth possible.

Though it is not that easy to find molinillos outside of Mexico, any market in any part of Mexico will likely have not only one, but different kinds to choose from…


6comments inMolinillo

  1. Jacquelene

    Nov 12

    I bought one years ago because I thought is was an amazing piece of craftsmanship. I had no idea what it was for until I saw you use it. I learn something new (more than one thing) from you every time I watch your program!

    1. Pati

      Nov 12

      Oh I’m so glad you know how to use it now…and enjoy making drinks with your molinillo, Jacquelene!

  2. S.A.

    Mar 07

    My grandmother had given me one along with some other fancy wooden kitchen tools . I didn’t know what they were. I wish I still had ithem! I did find one on Amazon for about 9 dollars. Thank you for showing us what it is how do use it.

    1. Pati

      Mar 08

      Oh I’m sorry about your grandmother’s tools, but I’m glad you found a new one.

  3. Cyno

    Feb 15

    I walked miles to find a Molinillo in Mexico, and could not obtain one, so back home, in Colorado, in a thrift store, for
    $ 1.00, I purchased a very fancy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thrills!!!!! I love mine……..

    1. Pati

      Feb 16

      Wow! Well I’m so glad you found one, Cyno.

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