Chocolate gravy on biscuits

Chocolate Gravy: An Appalachian Delight

Since all my people are from that area, I’ve heard of it all my life. I’m sure my Mom even made it a time or two. However, it wasn’t a common item on our table.

Over the years, I have resurrected this recipe, much to the delight of my children! They love it on everything from biscuits, as people traditionally serve it, to ice cream. And let’s not forget that it can be an amazing “dipping sauce” for everything in between!

When most people hear the term “gravy” they automatically think about the savory kind, made with meat drippings. Let’s not for a minute think that all gravies are of that variety. You can make many sweet gravies and sauces in much the same way.

And now, without dragging it out any farther, let me give you the often-coveted recipe for this delicacy.

Chocolate Gravy: The Recipe

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons flour (all purpose works best)
  • 2 cups milk (for the creamiest gravy, use whole milk, warmed, but not hot)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (still cold)

Start by sifting all the dry ingredients (sugar, cocoa, and flour) into a large skillet. With a whisk, continually mix while adding the milk slowly and steadily until the mixture is completely smooth.

Over medium heat, stir the mixture continually with a spatula until the gravy is thick enough to coat it. This can take about six to eight minutes, depending on your stove and heat settings.

Take your skillet off the burner and add butter, stirring until it’s completely melted.

Viola! Chocolate Gravy!

Uses For This Gravy

While you WILL be tempted to eat it with a spoon straight out of the skillet, please try to refrain! It’s best when you serve it over piping hot biscuits as soon as it’s ready.

As I said earlier, my children have often used it as an ice cream topping and a dip for other confections. We have even used it as a cake drizzle when icing can’t be found.

Be sure to drop back by and let me know if you’ve tried this amazing recipe. I’d love to hear how you and your family use it!

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