Meme’s Chocolate Gravy {Foodie Friday}

May 24, 2013

I must say, I feel pretty honored to get to share a little recipe with my fellow Mississippi gals today!  I’m a pure bred Mississippi lady, and I have a feeling I’ll always call it home.  There’s something so warm to me about my Mississippi roots.  I learned how to catch fish in our family’s pond, I had my first taste of crawfish when I was a babe, and I grew up eating my Meme’s chocolate gravy. 

Chocolate whaaattt?

 I know, it doesn’t even sound like a real thing!  To me, this is a southern classic.  I mean, what’s better than pouring chocolate over a biscuit and calling it breakfast? 

Not much, y’all, not much.

This recipe is easy peasy and I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry!



 ¼ cup of cocoa

 ¾ cup of sugar

¼ cup of self-rising flour

1 stick of butter

3 cups of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

First, melt your butter in a large saucepan; then add the cocoa.  Wisk lightly before adding sugar and self-rising flour, and slowly add the milk.


I usually add 1 cup at a time and stir in between each cup to make sure that it is all being incorporated well.  After adding the milk, bring the pot to a boil and let it boil until you start to see it thicken.

While you’re waiting on your gravy to boil, start on your homemade biscuit dough.


Just kidding!

Whip out a can of Pillsbury and you’re good to go.  Sure, homemade biscuits melt in your mouth.  But, I’m a 22 year old newlywed who is trying to figure out this whole wife thing one load of laundry at a time.  Ain’t no body got time for homemade biscuits!

Pop your biscuits in the oven and turn your gravy on low and let it simmer.  It will start to thicken up in a couple of minutes and you’ll be ready to pour it over your hot, not-homemade biscuits!


Then, invite a friend over who doesn’t like chocolate gravy and make her taste it.  She just may decide she likes it.  (True story: I made a fellow North Mississippi blogger, Kate, a believer in chocolate gravy.)

What about you?  Did you grow up pouring chocolate gravy over your biscuits, or is this a foreign idea?  Share below!

cole-165Nicole is a born and bred North Mississippi gal who recently said “I do” and is beginning to learn what it means to be a wife.  She’s an Ole Miss grad (Hotty Toddy!) and will one day soon have a class of sweet, elementary age babes.  Nicole writes about being a newlywed, her love for Jesus, and her obsession with being a fur-mom.  Hop on over to Bloom and see what Nicole’s currently chatting about!

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Meg May 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

This looks great Nicole!!!! I’m probably gonna have to make it over this long weekend!!! 🙂

Lauren @ The Highlands Life May 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

I am totally doing this next week for a breakfast. I’m actually from the South and never had chocolate gravy. I know, who am I?!

Kate May 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Eek:) thanks for the mention Nicole… I’m seriously going to be making these for josh this week! Unbelievably good!!

Kayla May 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I absolutely love chocolate. The home town grocery store in Corinth actually sells chocolate gravy mix! Makes it so easy. 🙂 now I’m craving some!

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