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Traditional Molinillo Whisk

Whip up the best batch of hot chocolate you've ever had! The molinillo (meaning "mill" in Spanish) is a Mexican wooden whisk that’s used to mix and add froth to a batch of Mexican hot chocolate. Simply roll the shaft between your palms to churn, mix, and foam the chocolate. 

Mexican drinking chocolate is typically prepared with water, chocolate and an assortment of spices for a distinctive, rich flavour. Our Mayan chocolate, inspired by traditional Maya chocolate, is the perfect complement with it's Maya spices and just a hint of heat.  Be creative with the molinillo and use a variety of chocolates or coffees and milk to make your own delicious frothy drink. The molinillo is also great for muddling fruits and herbs in homemade cocktails.

The molinillo makes a beautiful, versatile gift and unique activity to do together as a family this holiday season. Bring some warmth and joy to your kitchen preparation with this handcrafted utensil you won't want to hide away in the cupboards. 

Size

Cup or Jug?
Our molinillos are available in two sizes:

  • Small: 9'' - 10” - Small batch ready; can use in a small saucepan or large mug for an individual serving.
  • Large: 13" - 14” - Make enough for the whole family; mixes and froths a large batch. Serve in a jug. Beautiful clay jugs available in our Almonte Shop

A Craft Passed Down for Generations
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. Each molinillo artisan has 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. 

Instructions
Melt 30 grams of chocolate for 200 ml of liquid (hot water, milk or alternative) per serving. Whisk with molinillo until the chocolate is dissolved and your hot chocolate is deliciously frothy. Adjust amount of liquid depending on richness / thickness desired.

Product Care
Wash molinillo in warm soapy water, rinse and air dry. Not dishwasher safe.