Mom Foster's Hot Cocoa Pudding

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was a traditional breakfast, served over hot, buttered biscuits, when I was a child. It's been in our family for generations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, place flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt.
  2. Using the back of a table spoon, crush all lumps, and stir till smooth.
  3. Add milk, stir till well blended.
  4. Turn on medium heat.
  5. Continue stirring till cocoa is thickened--the consistency of gravy. May add more milk, if necessary.
  6. Add butter and vanilla and stir well.
  7. Split biscuits, slather on the butter, and cover each half with cocoa. Enjoy!
  8. Freeze leftovers in popsicle containers. Homemade fudge sicles!


Most Helpful

So delicious. It was less floury tasting than other chocolate gravy recipes that I have tried. I used skim milk instead of whole and it turned out beautifully. It did take a bit longer to thicken but it still did. Usually, I add extra vanilla. So glad that I didn't with this recipe though. It was plenty rich as is....

Cookbook junkie 2001 July 10, 2010

MMmmmmm! I don't know that this should really be considered breakfast - it's so rich! I cheated and used Pillsbury biscuits, but it was really good. I will use the leftover cocoa pudding on icecream (warmed) like a hot fudge sauce. This soothed the savage chocolate beast in me!

Rachie P October 28, 2007

Outstanding! Every Chocolate lover has to try this! My whole family loves it, we have been eating it for dinner lately when we are in the mood for comfort food. Our two year old asks for "cocoa bic-its". I love that all the ingredients are things I have on hand and I like that it doesnt call for egg yolks. I recommend you take the time to make homemade fresh baking powder biscuits for this one, the canned ones are just sub-par. YUMMMY!

Darling76 April 18, 2007

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