Definitions for "Molinillo"
Keywords:  chocolate, froth, wooden, mexican, foam
A traditional wooden stick with rings attached to the bottom used to whip chocolate drinks to create a foam.
a wooden whisk used in Mexican cooking
Also called molinet, this wooden tool was developed by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. When the French created chocolate pots in the seventeenth century, their lids were made with a center hole to hold a molinillo to stir the chocolate. At one end it is fat and round with several deep carved grooves. To use a molinet you twist it in your hands in a back-and-forth motion to beat the chocolate drink and make it frothy.