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 Recipe
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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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