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Mar 25, 2008 12:56 AM

Should I Order A Chocolate Pot?

I found a delightful website called Gourmet Sleuth ( and I see that they are selling French chocolate pots with a molinillo (molinet in French).

Of course, no one needs one of these, but it is awfully charming. I thought in addition to whipping up hot chocolate, I could use it to make matcha. Heresy I know, but the traditional Japanese matcha whipping tools are hard to use and my new Vita-Mix overblends the matcha.

What do people think?

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  1. Here's a picture of another chocolate pot style from Gourmet Sleuth.

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    1. re: omotosando

      It's very cute. I can see that thing sitting on a shelf collecting dust around here.

      IKEA sells a battery operated milk frother (basically a micro-whisk) for $1.99. There are similar types of devices available, but none near as inexpensive.

      For comparison's sake, here's the IKEA one:

      and the one that IKEA knocked off:

    2. That's really cute, but so pricey and it looks so fragile. Here's a whole page of items that do that on Amazon. Make not as cute, but much less, and most do all the work for you!

      1. Just saw one on Ebay for 28.50.

        Type in 'hot chocolate pot cordon bleu'

        Looks almost identical to me. I also clicked on the seller's store and they have a "buy it now" for $30.