Chocolate Gravy

Sweet and smooth chocolate gravy is just as good as it sounds. Pour it over warm biscuits for a tasty breakfast treat, or use it on anything else your heart desires!

This chocolate gravy is a little different than our chocolate fudge sauce, although it will taste amazing on all the same things! Whether you pour it over desserts or breakfast foods, you’re sure to love this sweet gravy.

Biscuits and chocolate gravy on a white plate

Southern Classic

Chocolate gravy is a Southern comfort classic. You can find it everywhere in the Southern United States!

It’s sweet, it’s chocolatey, and it’s best when poured all over warm fluffy biscuits. But you can pour it on top of almost anything your chocolate heart desires—especially things like pancakes and waffles!

This Southern recipe for chocolate gravy is basically cocoa powder, butter, sugar, milk, and a few other ingredients all mixed together and heated up over the stove.

It’s basically a super thin chocolate frosting that tastes incredible. It’s so famous in the South that even Elvis liked to eat and serve it at his home, and if the King liked it, I’m almost positive you will too. 😉

Chocolate gravy ingredients in a white bowl

Making the chocolate Gravy

MIX. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the cocoa, flour, sugar and salt together. Add the milk to the bowl and mix until well combined.

COOK. Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly, until the texture is similar to gravy. This will take about 7-10 minutes. Remove the gravy from the heat and add in the butter and vanilla. Mix to combine.

SERVE. Spoon the chocolate gravy over warm biscuits. Or these other tasty ideas:

You can also make chocolate gravy ahead of time! Talk about a time saver. Just keep it in an airtight container chilled in the fridge. Heat it up over the stove before ready to pour and serve!

Chocolate gravy over biscuits on a plate

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Chocolate Gravy Recipe

4.84 from 12 votes
Sweet and smooth chocolate gravy is just as good as it sounds. Pour it over warm biscuits for a tasty breakfast treat, or use it on anything else your heart desires!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 114 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Biscuits

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl mix the cocoa, flour, sugar and salt together.
  • Add the milk and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the texture is similar to gravy. About 7-10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Stir.
  • Spoon the chocolate gravy over warm biscuits.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! It came out great. I forgot to halve the recipe for just two of us, but the more the merrier when it comes to chocolate, right? I’d heard about chocolate gravy years ago and I’m happy I’ve finally tried it. It was great on biscuits and alongside bacon. Yum!

  1. 5 stars
    I’ll eat anything with chocolate poured over it!! i had never thought to pour it over biscuits, but i was pleasantly surprised!! Very yummy & easy to make!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, i’ve been missing out all these years!! CHocolate gravy is my new favorite! It’s so smooth & creamy & perfect over biscuits!

  3. 5 stars
    Chocolate gravy could not sound more decadent! I love that its paired with a regular biscuit and aren’t overly sweet.

  4. No problem. I only use self rising flour for everything…that’s how my momma taught me. Just leave out the salt. It’s wonderful!!!

  5. 5 stars
    Growing up in the South, chocolate gravy and biscuits was a favorite! This recipe tastes just like my moms and brings back great memories. Now I’m making it for my family and my kids get excited when they smell the chocolate gravy. Thanks!

    1. Oh that’s awesome! I’m so glad that this recipe brings back good memories and you can pass those good memories along to your family. So neat! Thanks for sharing!!

    2. Can you make the chocolate up ahead of time and warm in a crock pot? I want to take to a family reunion?

      1. Yes you can! Just keep it in an airtight container chilled in the fridge. Heat it up over the stove before ready to pour and serve! You can also keep it warm in the crockpot once it’s made.