How To Convert Liquid Measurements: Tips for Liquid Conversions

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Has there ever been a time when you come across a recipe in a magazine or online that sounds interesting? Your curiosity has the best of you so you print it out and get all of the ingredients together, only to find out you are missing a measuring cup or measuring spoon. Perhaps the recipe is written in metrics, and you use U.S. Units, or vice versa. This happens to many people; by keeping a liquid conversion chart handy in your kitchen, baking will be much easier and enjoyable, no matter what units of measurements -- whether they're weight or volume measurements. are used in a recipe. Below is a conversion chart of U.S. liquid measurements to Canadian/Australian liquid measurements. 

The basic measurements:

  • Dash is equal to 8 drops
  • 1 Tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons
  • 4 Tablespoons is equal to 1/4 Cup
  • 5 1/3 Tablespoons is equal to 1/3 Cup
  • 8 Tablespoons is equal to 1/2 Cup
  • 16 Tablespoons is equal to 1 Cup(dry ingredients)
  • 1 Fluid Ounce is equal to 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Cup (liquid ingredients) is equal to 1/2 pint
  • 2 Pints (also 4 Cups) is equal to 1 quart
  • 4 Quarts is equal to 1 Gallon
  • 8 Quarts is equal to 1 Peck (dry ingredients)
  • 4 Pecks is equal to 1 Bushel
  • 16 Ounces (dry ingredients) is equal to 1 Pound
  • 1 Cup heavy cream is equal to 2 Cups Whipped Cream
  • 2 Cups water is equal to 1 Pound

Metric Conversion Guide for Volume Measurements: Listing U.S. Units to Canadian/Australian

  • 1/4 teaspoon is equal to 1 mL1/2 teaspoon is equal to 2 mL
  • 1 teaspoon is equal to 5 mL
  • 1 Tablespoon is equal to 15 mL
  • 1/4 Cup is equal to 50 mL
  • 1/3 Cup is equal to 75 mL
  • 1/2 Cup is equal to 125 mL
  • 2/3 Cup is equal to 150 mL
  • 3/4 Cup is equal to 175 mL
  • 1 Cup is equal to 250 mL
  • 1 Quart is equal to 1 Liter
  • 1 1/2 Quarts is equal to 1 1/2 Liters
  • 2 Quarts is equal to 2 Liters
  • 2 1/2 Quarts is equal to 2 1/2 Liters
  • 3 Quarts is equal to 3 Liters
  • 4 Quarts is equal to 4 Liters

Conversion Guide for Weights U.S. Units to Canadian/Australian

  • 1 Ounces is equal to 30 grams
  • 2 Ounces is equals to 55 grams
  • 3 Ounces is equal to 85 grams
  • 4 Ounces (1/4 pound) is equal to 115 grams
  • 8 Ounces (1/2 pound) is equal to 225 grams
  • 16 Ounces (1 pound) is equal to 455 grams
  • 1 pound is equal to 455 grams

Additional measurement conversions

  • 1 Liter is equal to 4 1/2 Cups or 1 quart 2 ounces US equals 1 3/4 Pints British
  • 1 Delimiter is equal to (1/2 Liter) 2 generous Cups or 1 generous Pint US equals 3/4 generous Pint British
  • 1 deciliter is equal to 1/2 Cups (scant) or 1/4 Pint (scant) U.S. equals 3-4 ounces British

If you are reading a recipe that uses abbreviations remember that a little "t" describes teaspoons, and the capital "T" describes Tablespoons. 

Keeping this liquid conversion chart handy will ease your baking conversion headaches.

 

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