Chocolate Gravy Recipe

Chocolate Gravy? Seriously? Yep. It is one of those quick little sweet indulgences that was created by a very inventive and resourceful cook many generations ago.

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Reportedly born in the Appalachian area of the south, chocolate gravy is perfect served with a plate of buttermilk biscuits and bacon. It really is hard to beat.

Thankfully, it only takes a few minutes to whip up as well. With just a few humble ingredients of butter, flour, sugar, cocoa, and milk, that most everyone keeps on hand, this chocolate gravy comes together in no time flat.

While chocolate gravy was originally served with buttermilk biscuits at breakfast, I believe it makes a mighty delicious dessert, too. You could even top add a little ice cream and berries and have a quick shortcake that is out of this world delicious.

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But, just make sure you don’t knock it til you try it. You may be pleasantly surprised that something as simple as chocolate gravy can make your day even brighter. Because, you know, chocolate definitely does make the world a whole lot more enjoyable.

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Here’s my chocolate gravy recipe. Make it soon. You might discover a new found love!

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Chocolate Gravy is an heirloom southern recipe perfect served with warm, buttermilk biscuits in the morning. Get this chocolate gravy recipe that is sure to be a family favorite.
Serves: 4
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  1. Melt butter in a medium heat in a 12-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk flour mixture into melted butter until the flour mixture is moist. Slowly whisk in milk and continue to cook, whisking constantly, until the chocolate gravy has thickened to the consistency of a gravy or thin pudding. Serve warm with biscuits.

Robyn xo


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    jackie gene says

    I love your recipes but I can never pin them, i try to go to your pin page but i cant find the recipe that i want to pin, i was hoping to pin your pizza dough but could not find it ,

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    Linda says

    My oldest boy turns 6 on Monday and he is a chocolate lover…. may have to make this as a special treat for him ( and the rest of us!)

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      Thanks so much, Annamaria! I hope you love it! Be sure to have hot buttered biscuits and thick-cut, delicious bacon with it. Oh my word! Over the top!

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    Vikk says

    I love chocolate gravy!! My dad would make this for us kids for a special weekend breakfast treat. Loved it with butter on the plate, gravy on top (so the butter melts in pools in the gravy), and then dip it up with toast…just thinking about this this week!

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      Carmen Carter says

      This was a big treat for my brother, sister and me back in the fifties and on. I also loved it on top of buttered toast, dripping with butter! Oh my goodness I can taste it now. I am a diabetic now and would have to eat it sparingly, but maybe I will make it on one of my family’s birthday. Wouldn’t it be goooood while on a camping trip! Thanks for the reminder.

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    Tammie Tannery says

    Thank you so much for this recipe, my mom use to make it for me when I was a kid and no one remember how to make it. So again thank you!!!!

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    Donna says

    Anyone have a recipe for a melted chocolate that you can dip and rim a wine glass with? It stays slightly liquid so u can lick it. It doesn’t harden.

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      Hey Donna,
      I don’t have one, but it is now all I can think about! Funny how that works. If anyone else has one, please do reply to Donna! (And me!!!) :)

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    Kimberlee says

    Having a southern granny, I was blessed to be treated to this as a Christmas tradition growing up. Now my own family loves it as a snowy day treat & even my brother makes it for his family too. We always get a gross response from those who have never tried it, but we always say what you said, “don’t knock it till you try it!”
    It’s not like hot fudge syrup on biscuits. And it’s not like chocolate syrup either. I think of it more like a pudding that hasn’t set yet.
    I hope all your readers try it!

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