Molinillo - Mexican Chocolate Stirrer The Molinillo or Mexican Chocolate Stirrer is the perfect tool for the chocolate lover. Commonly known as "Molinillo" in Mexico it is used to stir and froth warm drinks such as the popular Mexican hot chocolate, champurrado and atole. This unique tool was actually invented by Spanish colonists in Mexico aftering falling in love with the rich flavor of chocolate. These wooden stirrers are rotated between two hands in a twisting motion in order to give chocolate a rich and foamy consistency. Try it and you'll fall in love with Mexico's hot chocolate just as the Spanish did in the 1700s.