No, this is not a party noisemaker. It's a molinillo; the original ancient Mexican chocolate beverage frothing whisk tool. It's a great gift for the chocolate lover in your life. It also made my Good Stuff picks.

Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate | Makes one serving

1 Tablespoon good Dutch cocoa powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
7 ounces milk

Mix the cocoa and sugar in a cup. Add a small amount of the milk and mix until smooth. Pour the rest of the milk into a saucepan and heat over a low fire until it starts to boil. Whip with molinillo or an egg whisk until foamy. Add the boiled milk to the cocoa mixture in the cup and stir well. Serve immediately.

Tip: top with marshmallow or fresh whipped cream.