Cups to mL Converter
Convert between cups and milliliters / millilitres (mL) using this calculator tool. There are three different cup sizes included - US cup, imperial cup, metric cup. I've included an explanation of each cup, together with a table of measurements below the converter.
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How many ml in a cup?
To work out how many ml there are in a cup, you need to know which cup your recipe/instructions is referencing. The US cup measures 236.59 mL. In comparison, the old imperial UK cup (most commonly referenced in pre-1970s recipes) measures 284.13 mL. The metric cup, referenced in Commonwealth countries and modern UK recipes, measures 250 mL. Here's a chart of how they measure for 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup.
|1 Cup||1/2 Cup||1/3 Cup||1/4 Cup|
|US Cup||236.59 mL||118.29 mL||78.86 mL||59.15 mL|
|UK Imperial Cup||284.13 mL||142.07 mL||94.71 mL||71.03 mL|
|Metric Cup||250 mL||125 mL||83.3 mL||62.5 mL|
You can learn more about the different cups sizes in my article, tablespoon and cup sizes around the world. There's also a great article from the UK Telegraph about how cup measures can cause unnecessary havoc in your kitchen.
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