Chocolate Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks

Chocolate Gravy is a southern classic, and old fashioned recipe that has been around for many years. It’s a family favorite and we love it! Chocolate gravy is a breakfast treat that grownups as well as children will love.  If you have not tried chocolate gravy for breakfast spread over homemade biscuits you are in for a surprise.  It is so good you will be going back for more. Grandmas and Nanas have been making this chocolate gravy for years for grandchildren for breakfast.  A great recipe to try on family on a lazy Sunday morning.

Chocolate gravy ingredients needed:



All-purpose flour

Carnation evaporated milk





Nuts (optional)

There are so many wonderful comments on this classic recipe. I will say almost every time I post this recipe in social media I get a comment about who would ever want chocolate “sausage” gravy.. not sure why anyone would think sausage would be included in this. This is a chocolate gravy but really a “chocolate sauce”. If you haven’t tried this classic, you really should!

“I had never heard of Chocolate gravy until I saw your recipe. Made it for my husband and grown kids for a Sunday breakfast. It was so good. Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper.”- Janie

“Oh my gosh! I swear your website has every dish I grew up on! This is such a wonderful recipe and it has the cinnamon in it! Just like my Mother made. Thank you so much for sharing with us. My girls loved this as much as I did growing up.” – Leslie

“Made this delicious gravy for my kids this morning as a special treat to celebrate the school year ending. Followed this exact recipe and it was incredible!! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.” – Jenny

Many more great comments below. Full printable recipe in recipe card.

Chocolate Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks
Chocolate Gravy - The Southern Lady Cooks
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Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

This recipe of Chocolate Gravy has been around for years. It’s perfect for a sweet breakfast.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chocolate Gravy

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups carnation evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Nuts optional
  • In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, flour, and cinnamon and salt. With a wire whisk or spoon stir in milk a little at a time until ingredients are wet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. (This will burn easily so be sure to stir). Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with nuts if desired. Serve over warm biscuits.

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