mL to Grams / Grams to mL
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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|
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
A standard US cup measures 236.6ml.
Grams to ml conversion chart
|Grams||Water (ml)||Flour (ml)||Milk (ml)|
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:
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.
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.
Other cooking conversions
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- NIST - Office of Weights and Measures. Metric Cooking Resources