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mL to Grams / Grams to mL

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1 Milliliter into Grams

Water (pure) (1 g/cm3)
1 g
Brand ingredient densities may vary. Conversions using ingredient list are approximate. Figures rounded to max 2 decimal places.

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How much is 1 ml in grams?

For water, 1 milliliter equals 1 gram. For other ingredients, the weight varies. 1ml of milk weighs 1.04 grams, 1ml of flour weighs 0.53 grams and 1 ml of sugar equals 0.85 grams.

Converting between ml and grams for water is a simple 1:1 conversion process. This is because one gram of water equals exactly one milliliter. For other ingredients, the density of the ingredient needs to be factored in. As an example, whilst 1ml of milk measures around 1.04g, 1ml of honey measures around 1.42g.

ml to grams conversion chart

ml Water (g) Flour (g) Milk (g)
1 ml 1 g 0.53 g 1.04 g
2 ml 2g 1.1g 2.1g
3 ml 3g 1.6g 3.1g
4 ml 4g 2.1g 4.1g
5 ml 5g 2.6g 5.2g
6 ml 6g 3.2g 6.2g
7 ml 7g 3.7g 7.2g
8 ml 8g 4.2g 8.3g
9 ml 9g 4.8g 9.3g
10 ml 10g 5.3g 10.4g
20 ml 20g 11g 21g
30 ml 30g 16g 31g
40 ml 40g 21g 41g
50 ml 50g 26g 52g
60 ml 60g 32g 62g
70 ml 70g 37g 72g
80 ml 80g 42g 83g
90 ml 90g 48g 93g
100 ml 100g 53g 104g
150 ml 150g 79g 155g
200 ml 200g 106g 207g
250 ml 250g 132g 259g
300 ml 300g 159g 311g
350 ml 350g 185g 362g
400 ml 400g 212g 414g
450 ml 450g 238g 466g
500 ml 500g 265g 518g

ml to grams for flour

One milliliter (ml) of flour weighs approximately 0.53 grams. To calculate the weight of a specific volume of flour in grams, you can multiply the milliliter volume by 0.53.

ml to grams for sugar

One milliliter (ml) of granulated sugar equates to 0.85 grams. To estimate how many grams there are in a ml volume of sugar, multiply by 0.85.

500 ml to grams

The number of grams in 500 milliliters depends on the ingredient you are using. For sugar, 500ml weighs around 424g. For milk, 500ml weighs around 518g. For water, 500ml equals exactly 500g.

236 ml to grams

The conversion of 236 milliliters (1 US cup) to grams depends on the ingredient you're measuring. For flour, 236ml converts to about 125g. For sugar, it's about 200g. For butter, it's about 226g.

A standard US cup measures 236.6ml.

Grams to ml conversion chart

Grams Water (ml) Flour (ml) Milk (ml)
1g 1ml 1.9ml 0.97ml
2g 2ml 3.8ml 1.93ml
3g 3ml 5.7ml 2.9ml
4g 4ml 7.6ml 3.86ml
5g 5ml 9.5ml 4.83ml
6g 6ml 11.3ml 5.8ml
7g 7ml 13.2ml 6.76ml
8g 8ml 15.1ml 7.73ml
9g 9ml 17ml 8.7ml
10g 10ml 18.9ml 9.66ml
20g 20ml 38ml 19ml
30g 30ml 57ml 29ml
40g 40ml 76ml 39ml
50g 50ml 95ml 48ml
60g 60ml 113ml 58ml
70g 70ml 132ml 68ml
80g 80ml 151ml 77ml
90g 90ml 170ml 87ml
100g 100ml 189ml 97ml
150g 150ml 284ml 145ml
200g 200ml 378ml 193ml
250g 250ml 473ml 242ml
300g 300ml 567ml 290ml
350g 350ml 662ml 338ml
400g 400ml 756ml 386ml
450g 450ml 851ml 435ml
500g 500ml 945ml 483ml

50 grams to ml

The conversion of 50 grams to milliliters depends upon the ingredient you're using. For sugar, 50g converts to around 59ml. For flour, 50g converts to around 95ml. For water, 50g equals exactly 50ml. To ensure high accuracy with measuring dry ingredients, it's recommended to use kitchen scales, rather than measuring by volume. 1

500 grams to ml

The number of milliliters in 500 grams is dependent upon the ingredient. For sugar, 500g equates to around 590ml. For flour, 500g equates to around 945ml. For water, 500g equals exactly 500ml. You're recommended to use kitchen scales to measure dry ingredients, rather than measuring by volume, for maximum accuracy. 1

How to convert ml to grams

To convert milliliters to grams, multiply the volume (in ml) by the density of the ingredient (in g/ml). You need to factor in the ingredient density because some ingredients are denser, and therefore heavier, than others. E.g. 150ml of sugar weighs less than 150ml of honey.

The formula for converting milliliters to grams looks like this:

grams = ml × ingredient density (in g/ml)

Let's look at a real world example of a milliliters to grams conversion.

Example: Mabel wants to convert 15ml of milk to grams. She finds that her milk has a density of 1.04 g/ml. Her calculation is therefore as follows:

15 × 1.04 = 15.53 grams.

Although the milliliter is a unit of volume and gram a unit of weight, we've shown that it is possible to convert between the two, providing you know the density of your ingredient. Note that the density unit needs to match the other units in the conversion - g/ml (or g/cm³). If it doesn't, you will need to convert it first.

In its section of cooking measurement tips, The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Office of Weights and Measures recommends using kitchen scales to measure dry ingredients by mass (weight), rather than measuring by volume, to maintain accuracy. This is because the density of the ingredient can vary greatly. 1

If you don't have access to a set of kitchen scales, or your recipe only gives ingredients in milliliters, you can calculate the weight in grams by using our calculator.

How to convert grams to ml

To convert grams to millilieters, divide your weight (in grams) by the density of the ingredient (in g/ml). Your ingredient density needs to be factored in because ingredient density (and, therefore, weight) varies. E.g. 150ml of honey weighs more than 150ml of sugar.

ml = grams ÷ ingredient density (in g/ml)

Let's look at another real world example.

Example: Mabel wants to convert 5g of yeast to milliliters. She finds that her yeast has a density of 0.95 g/ml. So, her calculation looks like this:

5 ÷ 0.95 = 5.26 ml.

Mabel remembers there are 4.9ml in a teaspoon (US). She therefore adds 1.1 teaspoons of yeast to her recipe.

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  1. NIST - Office of Weights and Measures. Metric Cooking Resources