Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy Recipe -
Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

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"Oh yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast! Excellent served on top of hot flaky biscuits or homemade drop biscuits. Everyone will be cheering for more."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Whisk the cocoa, flour, and sugar together in a bowl until there are no lumps. Pour the milk into the mixture and whisk until well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until its consistency is similar to gravy, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the butter and vanilla into the mixture until the butter is melted. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2010

This is exactly same recipe handed down through generations of my mother's southern family. We've never had it written down, so there's always too much inconsistency and variation. Thanks for putting measurements to this! I do always add a dash of salt and a bit more butter to mine than is called for here. When I was a little girl, all my friends wanted to spend the night so they could have Chocolate Gravy for breakfast. My kids have introduced several of their friends to it as well....looks like the tradition is in no danger of dying out anytime soon!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2010

Okay, this was an okay attempt at chocolate gravy, but I had to tweak it. I live in the south and we take chocolate gravy very seriously. I had to increase the cocoa to about 1/2 cup instead of 1/4, and I had to add about 1/4 teaspoon of salt to give it some flavor. I was surprised to find this recipe didn't have any salt listed. It was good after those two things.

Oct 25, 2010

came out silky smooth and perfect! I did add the 1/4 tsp salt and used a half cup cocoa, awesome!!!!

Jun 29, 2009

Awesome recipe! I lost the recipe I had written down from my aunt in Tennessee and came on here to find one. This recipe was perfect! Thanks!

Aug 16, 2010

My husband says this is the closest to what his grandmother in Kentucky used to make for them whrn they were kids... I did add a bit more cocoa - about 1/3 c rather than the 1/4 c. He wanted it with biscuits and that is what he got! He was in heaven.

Jan 21, 2010

Super good! I did follow another reviewers advice and increased the cocoa to 1/2 cup and added some salt. It was perfect! And of course, the kids loved it :)

Mar 26, 2010

This tastes exactly like what my parents made me growing up! I am so glad I found this recipe! I even eat this on my scrambled eggs and bacon! I know that sounds gross, but "don't knock it 'til ya try it!"

May 07, 2009

Thank you for this recipe! I haven't had this in YEARS!


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  • Calories
  • 90 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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