chocolate gravy on a biscuit

Southern Chocolate Gravy

Biscuits, Breakfast Favorites, Gravies & Sauces, Southern Breakfasts

Got a sweet tooth? You’re going to love this Southern chocolate gravy. This indulgent gravy is traditionally served with biscuits, but you can pour it over anything you’d like!


Chocolate gravy may be one of the most controversial foods of the South. It’s right up there with sweet cornbread. Folks either swear by chocolate gravy, or they think it’s crazy.

Well I say NO THANK YOU to adding sugar to cornbread, but a big YES to chocolate gravy!

Many Southerners strictly stick with the traditional sausage gravy for their biscuits. But for me, the gravy I choose depends on whether I’m in the mood for sweet or savory. If you have a sweet tooth, putting chocolate sauce on your biscuits is definitely a treat to enjoy.

What else can be done with this gravy?

This gravy isn’t just for your biscuits. So if the combo of chocolate and biscuits doesn’t tickle your fancy, keep reading. It makes a great topping for other breakfast foods too, and it’s wonderful on desserts.

Here are a few more options to enjoy with your chocolate sauce:

What else you do eat with this gravy? Tell us below in the comments!

pitcher of chocolate gravy

Making Southern Chocolate Gravy

This gravy recipe is so easy that it’s sure to be your new favorite breakfast or dessert topper!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

Directions

  1. Stir the cocoa powder, sugar, flour, and salt together until fully incorporated.
  2. Pour the milk into the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stir frequently for 7-10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened to a gravy consistency.
  4. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the butter and vanilla extract.

We hope you’ll enjoy our Southern Chocolate Gravy recipe!

southern chocolate gravy on wooden spoon
southern chocolate gravy on a biscuit

Southern Chocolate Gravy

Got a sweet tooth? You’re going to love this Southern chocolate gravy. This indulgent gravy is traditionally served with biscuits, but you can pour it over anything you’d like!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar softened
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Stir the cocoa powder, sugar, flour, and salt together until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the milk into the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stir frequently for 7-10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened to a gravy consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the butter and vanilla extract.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 139IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 1mg
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