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Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits – Flaky, fluffy biscuits smothered in a luscious chocolate sauce will fulfill all your chocolate fantasies. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day date or leisurely Sunday breakfast, this combination of breakfast and dessert will kickstart your day with a sweetly decadent beginning. ❤️

Decadent chocolate gravy and biscuits for a special treat

We don’t get to eat chocolate for breakfast every day, but with chocolate gravy and biscuits, we can give it a try! Oh yes! So whoever made this pair a classic Southern breakfast deserves a cheerful toast! Woohoo! 

Whether you make the biscuits from scratch or buy them doesn’t matter because the verdict lies in how good the chocolate gravy is. Not to brag, but I’m thrilled with my chocolate gravy recipe, and soon you’ll see why. 😉

Drizzling chocolate gravy over soft and fluffy biscuits

What Is Chocolate Gravy?

Like any gravy, chocolate gravy is made with fat and flour. But this time, it’s sweet and not savory. It’s also rich, creamy, and chocolatey, thanks to milk and cocoa powder.

Some people confuse chocolate gravy with fudge sauce, but they have a different consistency. The latter is heavier, thicker, and often used as a filling, topping, or spread. On the other hand, chocolate gravy is pourable, making it perfect as a sauce or dip.

Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits Ingredients

What you need for this recipe
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – Dutch-processed or natural cocoa powder both work well as long as it’s unsweetened. You’ll appreciate the gorgeous color and deep flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour – Thickens the sauce and gives it a nice consistency. You can use cornstarch if you want a gluten-free gravy.
  • Sugar – Feel free to adjust the level of sweetness, and remember to add a pinch of salt to balance it. 
  • Milk – Whole milk provides a creamier taste, but almost any milk works, like evaporated milk or low-fat. Coconut, soy, and almond milk will make a dairy-free option, but the taste and consistency will vary.
  • Butter – Creamy, buttery flavor and a glossy finish kick your gravy to new levels. Dairy-free substitutes are an excellent option. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Subtle vanilla notes in the background offer an incredible flavor boost. 
  • Biscuits – Choose your favorite biscuit brand or make them from scratch. Try these 8 Comforting Homemade Biscuit Recipes.

How to Make Chocolate Gravy

How to make it
  1. Whisk – Whisk the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan until thoroughly combined. 
  2. Add Milk – Pour in the milk and continue whisking until fully incorporated and all the lumps are gone. 
  3. Simmer – Place the pan over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, constantly stirring, until the gravy just starts to boil and then thickens. Once thick, remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter has melted. 
  4. Enjoy – Serve over hot biscuits and enjoy!
Finished chocolate gravy ready to drizzle over melt-in-your-mouth biscuits

Recipe Tips

  • You can use cornstarch to replace flour and margarine for butter, using a 1:1 ratio for both.
  • Sift the dry ingredients before adding liquid to prevent lumps.
  • While cooking, remember to stir the mixture continuously until it’s done to avoid clumping and curdling. 

Make-Ahead and Storage Instructions

Let the chocolate gravy cool before transferring it into a clean, dry, airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for two weeks or four months in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. 

Freshly made chocolate gravy and biscuits with strawberries

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Conclusion

Decadent chocolate gravy over melt-in-your-mouth biscuits has to be one of the most decadent breakfasts you’ll ever enjoy. Would you like more awesome soul food recipes? Then sign up for the newsletter for the latest and greatest.

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Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits

Flaky, fluffy biscuits smothered in a luscious chocolate sauce will fulfill all your chocolate fantasies. Perfect for a Valentine's Day date or leisurely Sunday breakfast, this combination of breakfast and dessert will kickstart your day with a sweetly decadent beginning.
Makes about 3 cups of chocolate gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 415kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Whisk the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour in the milk and continue whisking until fully incorporated and all the lumps are gone.
  • Place the pan over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly, until the gravy begins to boil and thicken. Once thick, remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until the butter melts.
  • Serve over hot biscuits, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use cornstarch to replace flour and margarine for butter, using a 1:1 ratio for both.
  • Sift the dry ingredients before adding liquid to prevent lumps.
  • While cooking, remember to stir the mixture continuously until it’s done to avoid clumping and curdling. 
  • Please remember that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 200g | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g
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