- 1 Origin of Chocolate Gravy
- 2 What is Chocolate Gravy?
- 3 My First Experience with Chocolate Gravy
- 4 Here is how to make chocolate gravy.
- 5 Bacon:
- 6 Chocolate Gravy Recipe
This easy recipe for Chocolate Gravy is a rich, delicious chocolate gravy.
Think about it.
You want it right now.
We serve it over biscuits straight from the oven.
It’s also good on pound cake, ice cream, angel food cake, strawberries, and more.
My kiddos love it.
In fact, MacKenzie loves it so much that in second grade, when her class was creating a cookbook to celebrate the culture of ethnicities in her class and asked to bring a recipe that was from your heritage, MacKenzie said, “Chocolate Gravy”.
When I explained we weren’t from the south, she said, “we are if that’s what it takes to get that chocolate gravy recipe.”
Origin of Chocolate Gravy
In all actuality, I think the Chocolate Gravy origin may be indigenous to the Appalachian area.
Though I have also heard it called Soppin’ Gravy further south into Mississippi and Alabama.
Some people have said it comes from Spanish Louisiana and Tennessee fusing with Mexican Style breakfast chocolate.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America theorizes that chocolate gravy could have been preserved from Spanish colonies on the East Coast in the 16th and 17th centuries by the mixed-race ethnic group known as the Melungeons.
Growing up, I lived in Appalachia.
It’s a region where the biscuits melt in your mouth and the word gravy is southern for the stuff made in mee-maw’s kitchen in her favorite skillet and thickened to a smooth sauce that smothers everything.
It’s a term that works for savory or sweet.
Which brings us to my introduction to biscuits with chocolate gravy.
What is Chocolate Gravy?
The basic ingredients in chocolate gravy are flour, cocoa powder, fat, and sugar.
You’ll find chocolate gravy on Sundays in the Appalachian Mountain region, or the Ozarks, most commonly.
I use warm milk to make my chocolate gravy, but some recipes use water.
I think the milk gives it a more rich, silky texture and flavor.
My First Experience with Chocolate Gravy
The first time many people hear of chocolate gravy is that Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy was a regular menu item at Graceland, requested by the King, Elvis Presley.
My first experience with chocolate gravy was when I was in eighth grade I spent the night at my friend, Angie’s house.
We woke up to her mom making biscuits with chocolate gravy.
The kids were all so excited. It was like Christmas for them.
I gathered it was something they only had for special celebrations.
I could only ask, “What is chocolate gravy?”
It was the morning I realized, not all gravy is made with meat.
This Chocolate gravy easy recipe comes together fast.
Here is how to make chocolate gravy.
If I may offer you one word of advice, it would be STIR.
Keep stirring for smooth, rich gravy.
It also helps keep the chocolate gravy from scorching.
Chocolate Gravy Easy Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups whole milk, warmed
4 Tbsp butter, cubed and chilled
Easy Chocolate Gravy Recipe Directions:
Combine cocoa powder, sugar, flour and salt in a skillet and stir until well combined.
Over medium heat, begin stirring the dry mixture and slowly adding the warmed milk in a slow and steady stream, whisking constantly.
Stir until it is thickened to desired consistency.
Remove from burner and add butter and whisk until well blended.
Serve chocolate gravy over hot biscuits.
Give it a try.
MacKenzie still loves her chocolate gravy. So much, that it was the must-share with her first boyfriend, Cooper.
She thought it was the best idea, he thought it the worst–but to be fair, he only ate chicken nuggets.
At our house, this easy chocolate gravy spooned over hot biscuits is the words of love and all things good.
It’s a celebration meal, a special treat, and plain old’ Appalachian comfort food.
Some folks, like to make chocolate gravy and then at the very end, stir in crumbles of crisp bacon.
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups whole milk, warmed
- 4 Tbsp butter, cubed and chilled
- Hot biscuits
- Combine cocoa powder, sugar, flour and salt in a skillet and stir until well combined.
- Over medium heat, begin stirring the dry mixture and slowly adding the warmed milk in a slow and steady stream, whisking constantly.
- Stir until it is thickened to desired consistency.
- Remove from burner and add butter and whisk until well blended.
- Serve over hot biscuits.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 4g
Nutritionl information may not be accurate