The molinillo is a piece of wood that has been turned, carved and decorated with burn marks. This type of whisk has been used for centuries to whip up foam on hot chocolate drinks in Mexico and Central America. Mexican chocolate is a type of chocolate prepared with an assortment of spices for a distinctive, rich flavor. Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and air dry. Not dishwasher safe. Approximately 9 inches long.