Chocolate gravy

By Kayb
October 29, 2010
Chocolate gravy

Author Notes: This may be a purely Arkansas recipe, as I'd never experienced it until I moved here as an adult (we didn't have it in Tennessee, or at least my part of it). It sounds, well, weird. But it's a really wonderful breakfast treat for a weekend morning, and I have yet to find the kid who doesn't love it.Kayb

Serves: 4-6


  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In This Recipe


  1. Melt butter in bottom of a heavy saucepan. Add flour and stir over medium-high heat until it turns golden brown and starts to smell slightly nutty (a blond roux).
  2. Add mlk and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Lower heat medium.
  3. Mix cocoa into sugar, and pour into saucepan; stir until incorporated and smooth.
  4. Cook at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until it's about as thick as chocolate syrup, or as thick as you like it.
  5. Split open hot biscuits on a plate, top with plenty of gravy, and enjoy!

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5 Reviews

Author Comment
Kayb October 29, 2010
Note: I edited this, for proportions, increasing the butter and flour. When I make it, I don't measure. But it seems, on reflection, that I don't generally use two cups of milk, either. So I upped everything. It's forgiving, as long as you get close.
mrslarkin October 29, 2010
I love this! It's almost like the Italian hot cocoa my mom made for me all the time when I was little. Thick and delicious! I bet you could use this in all sorts of creative applications. Chocolate lasagne anyone? Or over pancakes and waffles, too!
Author Comment
Kayb October 29, 2010
Oooohhhh,,,chocolate lasagna, with nuts, and dried fruit! HAVE to try that!
dymnyno October 29, 2010
We can definitely go crazy over this one!!
dymnyno October 29, 2010
You are right...what is not to love!! I see pouring this over french toast!