The molinillo is a Mexican whisk hand-carved out of wood. It is used to froth up hot chocolate, a popular drink in Mexico, especially with children at breakfast time. Traditionally Mexicans use solid chocolate which is grated and mixed with the hot milk.
To use the molinillo you need to hold it between both your hands and rub back and forth repeatedly, making the liquid below super-frothy and deliciously thick and creamy!
Can also be used to make a regular instant coffee into a luxury, foaming cappuccino!