A molinillo is a traditional Mexican turned wood whisk, also used in Colombia and the Philippines, where it is also called a batirol or batidor. Its use is principally for the preparation of hot beverages such as hot chocolate, atole and champurrado. The molinillo is held between the palms and rotated by rubbing the palms together; this rotation creates the froth in the drink. This process is the subject of a popular children's nursery rhyme in Mexico. This tool is important to me because this is a tool that we own at my house and use it for holidays. This tool has been in my family for a long time so it is very important.
– Cesar Cervantes