Chocolate Gravy


Gravy…that is chocolate? Ew.

That is the response that I got from my hubby and siblings-in-laws.  I told them, if it made them feel better they could call it chocolate sauce. It did.  Upon tasting it, I got the seal of approval; not that I needed it for this recipe though.  It has been in my family for generations.  My great grandmother, a legendary cook who lived on a farm and could turn road kill into a feast, made this for my daddy in his childhood.  He brought the recipe to our Christmas morning breakfast feast and I look forward to this tradition every year.  I also make it on other special occasions such the annual ski trip with the in-laws! Last week-end was the first. I had a great kitchen in a big log cabin to bake in! That called for some cozy comfort food.  And this can be made in a jiffy.

Chocolate Gravy
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 6
Also known as chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder (not to be confused with the sweetened kind)
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, and flour in small pot until consistent. Leave no flour lumps.
  2. Add milk and stir constantly over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. It becomes thicker but is still pretty runny. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
  3. Serve over warm biscuits.



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Best served over warm buttermilk biscuits.  Mmmm.


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