Grams to Milliliters Converter

Easily convert grams to ml. Calculate how many milliliters is X grams of a specific ingredient such as water, flour, milk, sugar, salt, etc. when cooking by recipe with this grams to ml converter.

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  1. Grams versus milliliters in recipes
  2. How many milliliters per gram?
  3. Converting grams to milliliters
  4. Grams to ml conversion tables

    Grams versus milliliters in recipes

The gram is an internationally recognized unit for measuring mass defined as one thousandth of the kilogram which is the base unit in the international metric system of measurements and units (SI). In cooking it is used to express the weight of both liquid and solid recipe ingredients.

The milliliter is also a part of the metric system, but it measures volume and is equal to one thousandth of the liter. It is mostly used for liquids, especially homogeneous ones such as simple ingredients: water, milk, oil, etc. It may also be used for solid ingredients but that is not recommended since the inaccuracy introduced due to varying density in any instance may be intolerable. In some cases you may want to convert a quantity in grams to ml so you can use your measuring container, but for optimal results it is advised to stick to a kitchen scale instead.

    How many milliliters per gram?

The question cannot be answered without first knowing the specific ingredient for which the conversion is to happen, as well as its bulk density. The same weight of a different ingredient will take up a different volume depending on its density. Various substances have different densities so a ml of water weighs differently from a ml of milk, oil, or another liquid.

In our grams to ml converter we've added a drop-down list containing commonly used cooking ingredients making it easy to convert between grams and milliliters without referring to density tables.

    Converting grams to milliliters

To perform the conversion from grams to milliliters the density of the substance has to be known or estimated. For example, a cooking recipe includes 500 grams of water and 100 grams of milk. The conversion of these values to ml is shown below.

500 grams of water to milliliters

Sample task: convert 500 grams of water to milliliters, knowing that the density of water is one gram per milliliter. Solution:

g * 1 = ml
500 g * 1 = 500 ml
End result:
500 g is equal to 500 ml

One hundred grams of oil to milliliters

Sample task: convert 100 grams of vegetable oil to milliliters. It is known that the density of vegetable oils is about 0.96 grams per ml. Solution:

g * 0.96 = ml
100 g * 0.96 = 96 ml
End result:
100 g is equal to 96 ml

    Grams to ml conversion tables

These g to ml conversion charts can be used as a useful reference for a few often encountered recipe ingredients such as water, milk, and vegetable oils like sunflower oil, olive oil, and more.

Grams to milliliters of water conversion table

This table contains some often used quantities of water in grams with corresponding values in the number of milliliters.

Grams to milliliters conversion table for water
Grams of water Milliliters of water
10 g 10 ml
20 g 20 ml
50 g 50 ml
100 g 100 ml
150 g 150 ml
200 g 200 ml
500 g 500 ml

One can easily observe that grams and ml are interchangeable when it comes to water due to the convenient fact that the water density is approximately one gram per ml. Importantly, this is not the case for other ingredients as can be seen below.

Grams of milk to milliliters conversion table

Below is a conversion chart in grams of milk and the corresponding number of milliliters.

Grams of milk to milliliters conversion table
Grams of milk Milliliters of milk
10 g 10 ml
20 g 19 ml
50 g 48 ml
100 g 96 ml
150 g 145 ml
200 g 193 ml
500 g 482 ml

While milk has a density close to that of water, at larger quantities the small difference starts to show. For quantities greater than 1,000 g or 1 kg it can become substantial so it is advised to not take shortcuts in this conversion.

Grams of oil to ml conversion table

Below is a conversion chart between grams of vegetable oil and their milliliters equivalent. Numbers in milliliters are rounded where necessary for utility.

Grams of vegetable oil to milliliters conversion table
Grams of vegetable oil Milliliters of vegetable oil
10 g 11 ml
20 g 22 ml
50 g 55 ml
100 g 110 ml
150 g 165 ml
200 g 220 ml
500 g 549 ml

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Georgiev G.Z., "Grams to Milliliters Converter", [online] Available at: URL [Accessed Date: 29 May, 2023].