What Is Chocolate Gravy?
Chocolate gravy is a mixture of gravy prepared with a combination of flour, fat, cocoa powder, and sugar. Chocolate gravy is a frequently used type of gravy in the southern states of America and is a part of their day-to-day cuisine. It is normally served as a breakfast dish along with fresh biscuits and cookies mostly in the Appalachian and Ozark Mountain regions.
Normally milk is used to turn the gravy into liquid form while with the exception of a few chocolate gravies where water is used as the main liquid ingredient.
A few recipes use more sugar than normal and it totally depends on individual preferences. Conventionally a roux is prepared with flour, fat, cocoa powder, and sugar (dry ingredients) and then milk is added slowly and steadily along with continuous stirring.
• 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
• 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 cup of sugar(the amount can be increased or decreased according to the sweetness you desire)
• A pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups of milk (the quantity can be increased or decreased according to the thickness you desire)
• 3-4 tablespoons of butter (softened)
• 2 teaspoons of vanilla (optional)
The amount of gravy obtained by mixing these ingredients will be equal to around 2 cups of servings.
How to make chocolate gravy
Step 1: Whisk cocoa powder, sugar and flour (dry ingredients) together in a medium bowl. Keep on stirring until no chunks or lumps are there.
Step 2: Transfer the mix ingredients in to a saucepan and move it to the stove on a medium-low flame.
Step 3: Pour in milk slowly and gradually while continuously stirring it so that no lumps are formed.
Step 4: Make sure that the flame is medium-low and you are continuously stirring it. Cook it until the mixture thickens according to your desire. It'll take 7-8 minutes for it to get to the normal consistency. You can add more milk if you want it to be less thick or vice versa.
Step 5: Remove the saucepan from the stove. Add butter and vanilla (optional) and stir it until it mixes well. Serve it warm.
Difference Between Chocolate Gravy and Chocolate Sauce
Some people confuse chocolate gravy with chocolate syrup when technically they are two different things. Chocolate gravy also known as Southern Chocolate Gravy originated in the Southern regions of America and traditionally is used as a breakfast delicacy, while the chocolate syrup is pretty common all over the country and available commonly even in bottles and jars in the mart.
The main difference between the two is that Chocolate gravy is usually made with some kind of fat including milk, butter or even cream etc whereas chocolate syrup is only made with water without the inclusion of any fat in it.
Diversity Of Chocolate Gravy/Southern Chocolate Gravy
Chocolate gravy also known as Southern chocolate gravy because it is more common in the Southern regions is a diverse form of gravy. It not only can be eaten and enjoyed alone but can also be used along with biscuits, ice-creams, pound cakes, pancakes, etc. If you are someone who is a chocoholic then this gravy is definitely for you to enjoy along with any dessert you want.
Chocolate Gravy: A Treat For Everyone
Chocolate gravy is a kind of gravy that is not only a lip-smacking treat for the younger lot but is also equally enjoyed by the adults of the family as well. Traditionally it is used as a breakfast delicacy but there are no hard and fast rules associated to its use. It can be used at any time or at any event according to your preference.
This Southern Chocolate Gravy will add a sweet pleasure to your breakfast, Christmas, or Thanksgiving table and can equally entertain guests while leaving them in awe of the heavenly taste it has to offer.
It Is Quick And Easy To Make
Not only it is an easy-to-make gravy but it is also comparatively less time-consuming. It turns out to be delicious and incredibly tasty in no time. The only trick is to keep on stirring it to keep it from blistering and that is pretty easy when the results turn out to be so mouth-watering and amazing.
Ideas To Serve It
It can be served alone or can be used along with any dessert you want. It can be dished up with pancakes, pound cakes, biscuits, chocolate biscuits, etc. It can also be drizzled over freezing cold ice creams; the combination of hot and cold will make it extra heavenly and the world experience.
Tips And Tricks
• Sift both flour and cocoa powder so that there are no lumps.
• While making the gravy keep on stirring the mixture continuously.
• Add milk gradually while stirring. Continuous stirring is important throughout its makings as otherwise, it will have chunks and lumps in it.
Can We Store Chocolate Gravy?
Yes it definitely can be stored in a freezer. I personally prefer to make it fresh as it is very quick and easy to make but if someone is short of time than this option absolutely will work for you. If you have to entertain guests over the weekend, just want to save some time or want to save the leftover gravy for later use then be sure to put your southern chocolate gravy in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator. When needed, just heat up a bit on a stove or in a microwave until it melts and becomes smooth and velvety like before. TA-DA it is ready to use and enjoy the sweet heavenly pleasures.
This southern chocolate gravy is a blissful and delightful pleasure for people of all ages and preferences especially for the chocoholics. This chocolate gravy unquestionably has the tendency to turn a normal meal, breakfast or a dessert into something extra-ordinary. It is diverse in nature as it can be served with a lot of different available options. You’ll for sure fall in love with this southern chocolate gravy to an extent that it’ll blow your mind and you’ll want to try it with different things.