Chocolate Gravy

Posted by on Monday, June 7th, 2010


I can’t believe I’ve lived in the south all my life, and just now had my first taste of chocolate gravy.  WOW! I’ve been missing out.  This recipe is so easy, our daughter made it while I rolled out the biscuit dough.  Thanks Autumn for the recipe.  I had extra half-n-half on hand that was begging to go into the gravy, so I used it in place of the water.

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups half-n-half (can also use water)
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons real butter

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.  Stir dry ingredients together and blend well.  In a large skillet, add the butter and half-n-half.  Then stir in the dry ingredients.  Turn heat to medium and stir with a wire whisk until mixture begins to thicken or begins to boil.  No need to boil the gravy, just remove skillet from heat as soon as it begins to thicken.

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Chocolate Gravy

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4 Responses to “Chocolate Gravy”

  1. caren Sawyeron 08 Jun 2010 at 12:23 pm 1

    I LOVE this! I have had it since I was a child. We place in a bowl and tear the biscuits in bite size peices and stir.
    I can’t believe none of my children like it.
    IT’S CHOCOLATE, whats not to like?

  2. Memoriaon 10 Jun 2010 at 6:08 pm 2

    I’m from the south, too, and have never tried chocolate gravy. I must try this out soon. It looks amazing!

  3. Taraon 12 Jun 2010 at 10:37 am 3

    Caren and Memoria, let me know how this turns out for you. I also served this over the shortcake instead of strawberries!

  4. Rebekahon 16 Jul 2010 at 7:05 pm 4

    My grandmother used to make this for me whenever I would visit! Not many people I know have even heard of it. It is actually on the menu in some of the mom and pop restaurants in Jackson and Clay Co., TN (where my grandmother was from). Thanks for the recipe!