5 from 2 votes
Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This wonderful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you’re going to wish you had made it sooner. Combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that’s hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Grits
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon real butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking cocoa powder
  • 1 cup quick cook grits
  • granulated sugar to your own taste
  • half and half dairy cream or whole milk
  • fresh raspberries
  • fresh blackberries
  • fresh mint optional
  1. In a medium metal pot, bring water, and salt to a boil.
  2. Then add 1 tablespoon of butter, pure vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to the boiling water.
  3. Slowly stir the quick cook grits into the boiling mixture. Stir continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed.
  4. Let the pot return to a boil, cover the pot with a lid, lower the temperature, and cook for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if you find it necessary.
  5. Sweet the grits with granulated sugar to your own taste.
  6. Ladle while still hot into bowls, add a touch of whole milk or half and half dairy cream, top with fresh raspberries and blackberries, garnish with fresh mint if desired.