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How to Make Chocolate Gravy

How to make chocolate gravy and biscuits or sauce for desserts. Easy to make on the stovetop, thick and rich with cocoa powder and sugar. Yes you may have tried Melting Chocolate Chips in Microwave but this is creamier and perfect on top of all your favorite treats.

Chocolate Gravy

Southern chocolate gravy is the bomb. If you are back from a trip to Georgia maybe you might have been introduced to this at a restaurant and were shocked at how much you loved it. It is super simple to make at home in a pan to serve with Bisquick biscuits or over desserts. (affiliate links present)

Chocolate Gravy

Ok so you normally probably think of this sauce as something that would be savory. A food that smothers meat, but there are so many other varieties out there. We will make you a believer too. If you have only made something like Turkey Neck Gravy during the holidays, think outside of the box with this one because you’re in for a treat.

It’s really a sweet sauce you can make deeper depending on the type of cocoa powder you choose. Hershey’s has a few variations including regular, milk or dark chocolate which is a bit more bitter but higher in cocoa content. Use regular cow’s milk, almond or coconut milk makes this even sweeter.

Southern Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy Recipe

What is chocolate gravy? This is a Southern American breakfast dish that’s as indulgent as it sounds. It’s not actually a gravy in the traditional sense but rather a thick, rich, chocolate flavored sauce that’s typically served over Deep Fried Biscuits.

A sweet concoction is a beloved comfort food in the Southern United States, particularly in states like Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. When making it at home you can adjust it to your tastebuds which is great. Some love a bit of heat too with red pepper flakes!

  • Granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • Milk or dairy free alternative
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter or vegan alternative
  • 1/8 tsp salt

The preparation involves combining these ingredients in a saucepan and cooking them over medium heat while constantly stirring until the mixture thickens to the desired consistency. It’s important to stir continuously to prevent lumps and ensure a smooth, velvety sauce. A whisk is handy to have in this case.

dairy free chocolate gravy

Dairy Free Chocolate Gravy

If you need a lactose free way to make this, Vegan Gravy is simple. I have done this with coconut milk and Country Crock has a vegan plant based butter stick offered at the grocery store which is great too. Just remember to whisk consistently and remove once everything is thickened and melted together.

Once this is ready, it can be served warm over freshly baked breads or on Nutella Bread is delish. The contrast of the warm, sweet, chocolatey sauce against the tender, flaky biscuits creates a delightful and comforting breakfast or brunch dish. Some people also enjoy adding a dollop of butter or a few pieces of crispy bacon to enhance the flavor.

A beloved family recipe in many Southern households and is often associated with comforting, home-cooked meals. Super unique and indulgent treat makes it a delightful way to start the day….or treat after dinnertime. 😉

Chocolate Gravy recipe

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

If you are going to make cake mix brownies or savory baked goods to serve this with do so beforehand. This doesn’t take too long so that should be done and resting when you start this so it will be ready at the same time.

  • In a medium sized saucepan or pot add the cocoa powder, salt, flour, sugar whisking together until most dry ingredient clumps are gone.
  • Add in the milk and turn the heat on medium.
  • Whisk together and the mixture will begin to look like a hot chocolate.
  • Continuously whisk over the heat and as it begins to boil, the chocolate sauce will thicken.
  • Stir for about 5-8 minutes or until the chocolate mixture has become similar to the consistency of gravy.
  • Take off the heat and add the butter and vanilla extract, mixing until melted.

Southern Chocolate Gravy

Enjoy over freshly baked buttermilk biscuit recipe of your own or I have linked above to two of our favorites here within this post too. So when it comes to this classic comfort food, realize that Brown Onion Gravy Recipe isn’t the only option to smother your favorite dishes. 😉

how to make Chocolate Gravy

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How to Make Chocolate Gravy

How to make chocolate gravy and biscuits or sauce for desserts. Easy to make on the stovetop, thick and rich with cocoa powder and sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cocoa, gravy, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 45kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

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  • In a medium sized saucepan or pot add the sugar, cocoa powder, salt and flour, whisking together until most clumps are gone. Add in the milk and turn the heat on medium.
  • Whisk together and the mixture will begin to look like a hot chocolate. Continuously whisk over the heat and as it begins to boil, the chocolate sauce will thicken.
  • Stir for about 5-8 minutes or until the chocolate mixture has become similar to the consistency of gravy Take off the heat and add the butter and vanilla extract, mixing until melted. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
How to Make Chocolate Gravy
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 0.03g0%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 48IU1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.05mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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