Southern Chocolate Gravy

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Nothing got me more more excited as a child than for my mom to say, “We’re having chocolate gravy tonight!” My brother and I would do a happy dance. It’s that good.

Now if you’ve never heard of chocolate gravy, please don’t get scared. This isn’t the salty, serve over meat kind of gravy. It’s more like a warm, thick, chocolaty dessert. It can be eaten over some yummy, homemade cat head biscuits (I’ll explain that recipe later, never fear!) or eaten simply by itself. It’s delicious both ways.

I thought it only right to jump off the recipes on The Handmaid with one from my grandma, Janice who just passed away a month ago. This was her family recipe!  I still cannot believe she is gone. She was a beautiful and talented woman!


My “Maw-Maw” as a little girl.


On her wedding day



And at a 50’s themed party with my Paw-Paw in the 1970’s!

I had the pleasure of having my mom with me to make a batch recently!



1 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of cocoa

4 tablespoons of self-rising flour

2 cups of milk

2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla

Stir together the dry ingredients.

(it can get very funny. Um, I’m not sure why…)



Then whisk in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla.


Cook in double boiler, stirring over medium heat until gravy thickens to desired consistency. image

Chocolate gravy can also be cooked in the microwave. Cook three minutes at a time stopping to stir.





One Response

  1. LOVE!!! Moma would be SO proud of this !!