Chocolate Gravy


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Chocolate Gravy

[ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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  • Yield:makes about 2 cups
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, sliced into 1 tablespoon pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


  1. 1.

    Whisk together sugar, cocoa, and flour in a medium saucepan until completely smooth.

  2. 2.

    Place saucepan over medium heat and whisking constantly, slowly add milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until gravy is thickened to a consistency a little thinner than pudding, about 3 minutes, whisking frequently.

  3. 3.

    Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Remove from heat and serve immediately.