Surprise the family for breakfast when you learn how to make chocolate gravy!
My husband and kids have a favorite when it comes to breakfast and that is Chocolate Gravy. I was first introduced to Chocolate Gravy when I met my husband.
He would rave about it that his Granny made it for him all the time growing up and then when we would visit her, she would be sure she always made it every time he was there.
He has since been making it for our family. It’s a family favorite at our home, especially with my husband and our kids.
Now, my husband makes this regularly for our kids. They ask for it EVERY Saturday morning, like clockwork.
We don’t make it every Saturday morning, but occasionally…YES!
What is Chocolate Gravy?
Chocolate Gravy is essentially gravy with cocoa powder added to it. It’s very well known in the southern parts of the United States.
In particular, in the Ozark states, this is typically a household breakfast recipe.
That holds true for my husband, his grandma grew up in St. Joe, Arkansas in the middle of the Ozarks.
What milk should you use for Chocolate Gravy?
We use regular milk for this recipe, which would be the traditional way of making it.
I’m sure his granny used whole milk; however, we typically use nonfat milk or 2%.
If you want to do Double Chocolate Gravy, simply use chocolate milk for double the fun!
What do you need to make Chocolate Gravy?
- Regular Milk
- All-Purpose Flour or Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
- Chocolate Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
We always pair our gravy with a batch of homemade biscuits, it’s a tasty way to start the day.
This is one of those recipes that my husband makes regularly for our kids. It’s a tradition that he has passed on.
My kids immediately know what this dish is and he started teaching them all about it as soon as they could eat solid foods!
I still prefer a classic regularly gravy, but I know this one is very popular in our home.
- 1 1/2 Cups Regular Milk
- 1/3 Cup of Sugar
- 1/4 Cup of Flour or Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- In a small sauce pan warm the milk on the stove. This will need to be warm but not boiling.
- In a small bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- Once the milk has warmed, pour 1/4 cup of milk into the dry ingredients and whisk together.
- Then, whisk the dry ingredients into the milk in the sauce pan and add vanilla.
- Continue to stir and heat on the stove until thickened. This takes about 3 minutes.
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Comments & Reviews
From your blog name I would not have thought that you would be blogging about such delicious treats. OMG that looks absolutely delicious, I have to try this for my kiddies, and myself. The recipe is so easy to follow which make it even better
Gwendolyn Mulholland says
I have not had chocolate gravy in years and this is making me ready to make some up. We moved down south last year and I was surprised how many people did not know what it was. It is so good and I can eat it with a spoon.
dana vento says
So, you had me at double chocolate, what it is, is surprising. The recipe looks simple, delicious and really full of chocolate. I think that I could dip and eat, and repeat. Total YUM. I have a chocoholic would love this
Tami Qualls says
Oh, this takes me back to my childhood days. My grandma made biscuits and chocolate gravy and it was so yummy. I need to call her and see if she’s up for some company!
Jennifer Seigler says
Chocolate gravy sounds delicious. I am afraid though if I make this, my children will never eat their biscuits any other way. I’m headed to the kitchen now. What a yummy surprise they will wake up to.
Yuuuuuuuummmmm!!!!!! This looks delicious; I can’t wait to try this out at home! I can already see the sugar rush starting to happen! 🙂
Wow! This sounds like breakfast heaven. That is what grandma’s are the best for, taking something ordinary like breakfast and making it amazing! I am going to try this with my kiddos for sure.
Carin Kilby Clark says
I love passing down family traditions. And this chocolate gravy looks absolutely delicious – I can see why it’s a fave. I’ll definitely have to give this a try.
Oh Me Oh my!! Chocolate Gravy?!? Yes Please!! This looks amazing. My daughter and I are the major chocolate lovers in my home and I know we would definitely love to have this as a special treat…