Chocolate Chile Gravy

  • Serves

    makes about 2 1/2 cups


This thick, spicy chocolate sauce is perfect spread on french toast or sliced, toasted bread.


  • 10 dried chiles de árbol
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Heat chiles in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add butter; melt. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and flour in a bowl; add to the melted butter; whisk. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly, until smooth. Bring to a simmer; cook until slightly thick, 3-5 minutes. Strain chocolate, discarding chiles into a bowl; whisk in cumin and salt.

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