Chocolate Gravy (The Best Recipe Ever!)

Tonya Swafford Recipe

By Tonya Swafford copwife51

10 Min

I have always loved homemade chocolate gravy, but never had a recipe for it. One winter, I was snowed in at home, and decided to try to make my own recipe. It turned out wonderful, and now my own recipe for chocolate gravy is my favorite. Some time back, I had an out of state guest visiting, and she had never heard of "chocolate gravy", and she actually seemed semi-repulsed at the thought. I prepared it for breakfast, and now that same friend is completely hooked. Now when she comes over to visit, I have to prepare chocolate gravy for breakfast each and every morning she is with us. It is not the ideal breakfast for those who are watching their calorie intake, but regardless, it is absolutely delicious!

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1/2 c
1/4 c
cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/2 tsp
1/4 c
all pupose flour
2/3 c
cooking oil (i use peanut oil)
2 1/2 c
whole milk
chocolate syrup

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large drinking glass, combine the milk and chocolate syrup, making chocolate milk. You want to use a little more chocolate syrup than you would normally use for making chocolate milk, but don't go overboard with the chocolate syrup. You want it to be a little stronger than average, but not too overpowered by the chocolate syrup so that you couldn't drink it. Set aside.
In a small bowl, sift together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan, heat up the cooking oil. Keep the heat low.
After the oil is well heated, add the sugar-cocoa-salt mix. Again, keep heat low to prevent scortching. Stir continually for about 5 minutes.
Add the flour, and stir until completely smooth and clump free (about 5 minutes)
Add the chocolate milk and increase heat to medium. Stir continually. *NOTE* After you add the milk, the ingredients in the gravy will appear to have separated. Don't worry, this is fine. Just keep the heat on medium and keep stiring. The longer the gravy cooks, the better the ingredients will eventually all blend well together, and will become smooth and thick.
When the gravy reaches desired consistency (about 10 minutes for me), remove from heat, and cover until ready to be served. The longer the gravy stands the thicker it will become. Add milk to thin, if it becomes too thick. Pour over buscuits, toast, or anything else you think it might go good with, and enjoy!

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christine sandmann smallfri
Aug 2, 2011
what do you pour the gravy over?
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Aug 2, 2011
Quite honestly, I am "semi-repulsed" by it too! LOL; I cannot even fathom such!!!!
julie jeorge julie12
Aug 2, 2011
Dont knock it if you havent tryed it My Grandmother made this for myself and Sisters when we wouldvisit we always looked forward to it. Its served over Hot biscuits
Cindy Allen mdallen
Aug 2, 2011
This is a southern favorite... try it, you'll like it.
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Aug 2, 2011
I keep hearing how good the chocolate cobbler recipe on here is and it reminds me of that. Oh I am not saying I won't try it; just cannot imagine it.
Ruby Cruz RCruz253
Aug 23, 2011
Every Saturday morning my Mom made Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits. Thanks for posting Brings back great memories!
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 20, 2011
I also posted my ooooooooooold recipe for the chocolate gravy my grandmothers made when we were growing up...and their grandmothers before them.
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Mar 2, 2012
I think there is close to a dozen
Chocolate Gravy recipes om JAP...
I may try them all !!!!......LOL
Gini Ellis gellis
May 10, 2012
My mom made chocolate gravy for breakfast when we were little, but I remember eating it in a bowl, like hot pudding. It was our FAVORITE breakfast of course! lol
Stephanie Dodd skeen
May 10, 2012
I have never heard of chocolate gravy before JAP!
Amber Pulliam AmberLaShay
Sep 29, 2012
I was born in Alabama and raised in Georgia (Can you get anymore Southern?) and have heard about chocolate gravy all my life. Still to this day I've never tried it. (I'm 25) This will be on the table this morning. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe!
Crystal Jones Chrisbriss
Oct 9, 2012
I made it this morning, it was good, I ate more than I should have so I guess that means it was pretty good! ;)
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Oct 9, 2012
THANK YOU.....Now try my
CHOCOLATE BICQUITS !!!!!!Nancy....10/9/12
Lynelle Caldwell caldwell1932
May 23, 2013
It's brings back such wonderful memories of my grandma in Arkansas. This was always my favorite. The adults could keep the regular gravy all us kids wanted was the chocolate!
Meg Aguilar MegMarkR1
Sep 3, 2013
When I was a little girl (4 yrs of age) my older sister and I were placed into foster care in Alabama. My foster mother used to make us chocolate gravy and biscuits for breakfast. I don't have many fond memories of that foster mother, but I definitely fondly remember chocolate gravy. When my sister and I were adopted into a home, along with our older brother in SE Alabama, our adoptive parents had never heard of "chocolate" gravy. Thanks for posting this recipe. It's brought back memories of that gravy and it's almost exactly how our foster mother made it.