Sometimes you need to double a recipe or cut it in half, or you may need to convert a measurement on the fly because the measuring cup you need is in the dishwasher.
Whatever the reason, it’s helpful to know equivalents and conversions when you’re in the kitchen. We even have a handy chart you can pin or print out for your fridge!
Ounces by Fluid and Weight are not the Same
In the US, we have both fluid ounces and weigh ounces. They’re not the same.
Fluid ounces are a volume measurement for liquids and should be measured with a liquid measuring cup.
Weight ounces are for—you guessed it!—weight, and should be weighed on a scale.
Quick Cooking Conversions
How many ounces in a cup? There are 8 fluid ounces in 1 cup.
How many ounces in a quart? There are 32 ounces in 1 quart.
How many ounces in a gallon? There are 128 ounces in 1 gallon.
How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? There are 3 teaspoons in 1 tablespoon.
How many tablespoons in a cup? There are 16 tablespoons in 1 cup.
How many cups in a quart? There are 4 cups in 1 quart.
How many cups in a pint? There are 2 cups in 1 pint.
Converting Ounces to Cups
1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons
2 fluid ounces = 1/4 cup
4 fluid ounces = 1/2 cup
6 fluid ounces = 3/4 cup
8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
12 fluid ounces = 1 1/2 cups
16 fluid ounces = 2 cups, or 1 pint
32 fluid ounces = 4 cups, or 2 pints, or 1 quart
128 fluid ounces = 1 gallon
Converting Tablespoons to Cups
2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup
4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup
5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
16 tablespoons = 1 cup
Cups to Fl Oz to Tbsp to mL Conversion Chart
|1/8 cup||1 fl oz||2 tbsp||29.5 mL|
|1/4 cup||2 fl oz||4 tbsp||59 mL|
|1/3 cup||2.7 fl oz||5 tbsp + 1 tsp||79 mL|
|1/2 cup||4 fl oz||8 tbsp||118 mL|
|2/3 cup||5.3 fl oz||10 tbsp + 2 tsp||158 mL|
|3/4 cup||6 fl oz||12 tbsp||177 mL|
|1 cup||8 fl oz||16 tbsp||237 mL|