Chocolate Gravy

The first family reunion I went to with my husband was quite the experience. And I mean that in the best way possible!

Once a year, my hubby’s family all packs up and heads for Kathleen’s house. (Kathleen is one of Jerrod’s aunts). By the high point of the weekend there are about 25-30 people, all staying in the same house. It’s crazy and amazing, all at the same time.

One of the things that I always thought was pretty neat was that in the mornings, all the aunts get up early and cook a huge southern breakfast for everyone. I mean, the works! And it was here that I was introduced to Chocolate Gravy.

My husband thinks this is all very amusing, since he’s grown up with chocolate gravy, but he wasn’t quite sure whether to be shocked or amused that I had no idea what he was talking about. Chocolate GRAVY? Like chocolate sauce? Is it a glaze? I didn’t get it!

Oh, but I get it now. And I make it on special occasions now, too. So, without further ado, I now present…


Chocolate Gravy

1/2 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla


Whisk the cocoa, flour, sugar and salt together in a bowl until there are no lumps.


Add the vanilla to the milk.


Pour the milk into the mixture and whisk until well incorporated.



Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, until its consistency is similar to gravy. This will take about 7-10 minutes.


Remove from heat as soon as you feel it thicken, add the butter and stir until it’s completely melted. Serve immediately.


I originally found this recipe HERE, but I’ve made a few changes to it along the way!


Whatcha think? Have you ever had Chocolate Gravy? I mean, starting your day off with chocolate…how can you go wrong?!

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65 thoughts on “Chocolate Gravy

  1. Hi Kristen, this sounds like a much simpler way to make a gagache. 🙂 Who doesn’t like chocolate…even for breakfast. 🙂

  2. I am sure this could have all kinds of interesting possibilities…my creative mind is already stirring things up. Thanks for sharing…funny thing about regional differences, too. Being a native New Yorker, I loved Baked Ziti, but my then boyfriend, from Ohio, had no idea what it was. Turns out (at the time at least) it was a pasta only sold in a specialty shop! Have a great day!

  3. One word: DECADENT! Okay, you know me, I can’t ever stop at one word. This looks luscious and yummy! Are you serving that over biscuits or scones? I’ve never heard of chocolate gravy before, now I can;t wait to give it a try. 🙂 Pinned!

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  4. My husband and I both grew up in the south. I had never heard of chocolate gravy, but he grew up eating it. He loves it. I’ll have to make it for him using your recipe. Thanks!

  5. Never heard of chocolate gravy but it makes me want to drink it for breakfast lunch and dinner. Totally fine, right? Thanks for the recipe btw and I will be pinning to make some time!

  6. Goodness gracious, if you could see the look of awe on my face, jaw dropped in pure .. umm, chocolate lust ! .. I cannot believe I have never seen this in a jar somewhere, although I’m sure it’s best made the way you’ve posted! I can imagine it over a warm scone or even croissant. I think surely GOD must have invented chocolate!

  7. You’re kidding! It’s really chocolate! I have heard of this (just recently), but I assumed that it must have just been another word for brown gravy (didn’t want to get my hopes up, I guess). I would totally try this! 🙂

  8. Oh My!! What is this Chocolate Gravy you speak of? lol
    This looks so good! And it’s my favorite kind….EASY. I want to try this with pancakes or crepes. My children would go crazy. Pinned!!

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  10. Kristen,
    I grew up with chocolate gravy, it was a special treat he would make on Sunday mornings. We also had the family get togethers and Saturday or Sunday morning would be a feast. Fried eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits chocolate gravy, fried apple pies! Very fond memories of those times.

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