This amazingly delicious and easy Chocolate Gravy recipe is great on hot biscuits, pound cake, or even ice cream! The perfect sauce for just about anything!
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What can I say about Chocolate Gravy? I mean… it’s chocolate. And it’s gravy. It’s chocolate gravy. I love it on hot biscuits, but it’s great on pound cake, ice cream, just about anything! You’re going to want to make this ASAP. And you’re going to want to put it on everything.
Not only is it delicious, it’s incredibly easy to make, too! Yeah, it takes a little bit of stirring to keep it from scorching, but that’s a pretty easy task. And the end result is the most delicious, velvety chocolate sauce.
What is chocolate gravy made of?
Let me start with the disclaimer that no recipe is exactly the same. However, most all chocolate gravy recipes feature cocoa powder and a few other simple ingredients, such as butter, flour, sugar, and milk. My recipe also calls for vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to really amp up the flavor. Whisk, whisk, whisk… and enjoy!
How to serve chocolate gravy
In my own bizarre brain, I feel like chocolate gravy is seen as kid food, but I assure you one taste of this stuff and you’ll realize this deliciousness shouldn’t be relegated to only the little folks. It’s a delicious treat the whole family will love for breakfast or dessert! Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve chocolate gravy:
- Over biscuits – This is my favorite way to eat up this delicious sauce. I prefer to pour a very generous serving of chocolate gravy right over the top of biscuits. Grab a fork, and you’ll thank me later! It truly is best over my Easy Buttermilk Biscuits recipe. Try it out!
- On top of pancakes and waffles – In place of your typical maple syrup, give chocolate gravy a try over pancakes and/or waffles! You will never regret it!
- Spread over toast – Kind of like Nutella or jam, you can spread this decadent goodness all over toast. Yummm!
- Poured over ice cream – Think of it as thick, rich chocolate syrup… only it’s so much better than the store-bought chocolate syrup topping!
- As a dip with fresh fruit like strawberries – Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered strawberries? You could even dip apples and slices of pineapple in this delicious sauce! Yum!
- Over top of your favorite pound cake – Grab your favorite pound cake from the store or whip up own Buttermilk Pound Cake. Top it off with this chocolate gravy and enjoy!
Why isn’t my chocolate gravy thickening?
If your chocolate gravy isn’t thickening here are a few things to consider:
- Did you cook it long enough? My recipe specifically says to cook for 5-7 minutes. Make sure you are cooking for the full time and not cutting any corners. It really matters when it comes to the thickness of your chocolate gravy.
- Did you use the exact ingredients and measurements? This is one dish you don’t want to go off-script with. Each ingredient is carefully measured and tested for prime deliciousness. So, just make sure you use the exact amount I detail out in the recipe. This ensures you don’t add too much milk making it runny. It also ensures that you add enough cocoa and flour that will help with thickening.
If you answered “yes” to all these questions and your gravy is still not thick enough, you can try adding a little more flour while stirring until it thickens. Remember, chocolate gravy should be smooth and pourable but not too thin. Be patient, and you’ll get it just right!
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, and salt. Pour in the milk and whisk until all the lumps are gone.
- Place the pan over medium heat and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until the gravy just begins to boil and then thickens.
- Once thick, remove from the heat stir in the butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter has melted. Serve over hot biscuits, pound cake, or even over ice cream!
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.