Made in Mexico, this Molinillo is hand carved from solid wood and burned slightly for darker shades and coloring. The approximately 13" slender handle makes it easy to twist between palm of hands. A smooth pestle bottom softens and grinds chocolate as it dissolves in hot milk. Loose rings aid in whipping air into hot chocolate and eventually results in the classic frothy top of a perfectly made Mexican hot chocolate. Hand washing of the Molinillo is recommended. This item is handmade and will vary slightly from photo. Darkening with use is normal for a Molinillo.
Hernan, LLC was founded in 2007 by Isela Hernandez. Originally from Del Rio, Texas, Isela grew up in the small town along the US-Mexico border, just minutes away from Cuidad Acuña, Coahuila. She was raised in the best of both worlds, exploring the opportunities of the US while remaining closely connected to Mexico’s rich culture. The idea for Hernan developed after a trip to Guerrero, Coahuila. During this trip, while contemplating the vast Mexican landscape, Isela decided to use her experience as a merchant to start a business with socially responsible underpinnings that would capitalize on the popularity of Mexican cuisine and culture.