Chocolate Gravy (The Best Recipe Ever!)

Tonya Swafford Recipe

By Tonya Swafford copwife51

Prep Time:

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!


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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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.
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!
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Oct 9, 2012
THANK YOU.....Now try my
CHOCOLATE BICQUITS !!!!!!Nancy....10/9/12
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! ;)
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!