Milliliters to Cups Converter

Convert ml to cups (US cups or Imperial cups) online. How much is X ml in cups for any liquid (water, milk, vegetable oil, etc.), ground, or powdered recipe ingredient (flour, sugar, salt, etc.). Includes ml to cups conversion tables.

   
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    Milliliters and cups in cooking recipes

Milliliters are a unit of volume defined as one thousand part of the liter which in itself is the base unit of volume in the international metric system. In cooking recipes it is often used to denote the volume of different ingredients, mainly liquids (water, oil, milk) as well as ground or powder stuffs like flour, salt, sugar, and others.

The cup is a unit for measuring volume with several definitions in use. The most common is the US cup defined as containing 240 ml of volume. The other definition one might see is the Imperial cup which equals 284 ml. Both are supported by this converter.

Since the definition of both types of cups is in milliliters and both measure volume, it easy to convert between ml and cups. You can use them interchangeably depending on what equipment you prefer, however, for achieving the greatest possible accuracy it is advisable to use containers with markers at key volume in either ml or cups. Our ml to cups converter further assists this interchangeability.

    How many milliliters in a cup?

There are 240 ml in a cup by the US definition of a cup whereas according to the Imperial definition a cup equals 284 ml instead. Both can be encountered in recipes so it is important to know what kind of a cup is being referred to. Such information may be available on the recipe page itself, or in a separate preface or technical addendum of more professional books.

    ml to cups conversion

The conversion from milliliters to cups is as straightforward as it can be as both units measure volume. Mathematically it is a matter of simple division.

500 milliliters of water to cups

Sample task: convert 500 milliliters to cups of water, adhering to the US definition of a cup. Solution:

Formula:
ml / 240 = cups (US)
Calculation:
500 ml / 240 = 2.083333 cups (US)
End result:
500 ml is equal to 2.083333 cups (US)

This can be rounded to two cups for most practical applications.

200 milliliters of milk to cups

Sample task: convert 200 milliliters of milk to cups, using the UK / Imperial definition of a cup. Solution:

Formula:
ml / 284 = cups (UK)
Calculation:
200 ml / 284 = 0.704225 cups (UK)
End result:
200 ml is equal to 0.704225 cups (UK)

This can be rounded to ⅔ for practicality and the result would be the same for any ingredient being measured since the conversion is between units of the same type.


    Milliliters to Cups conversion tables

Below you can find conversion charts for often encountered quantities in milliliters and their equivalent number of cups (US, UK).

Milliliters to Cups conversion table

A milliliters to cups conversion table with rounding applied where suitable. Should work well enough for the exact quantities, but you should not extrapolate from these as the rounding error would propagate and increase.

ml to cups conversion table (US)
Milliliters Cups (US)
50 ml ¼ cup
100 ml ⅓ cup (roughly)
150 ml ½ cup
200 ml ⅔ cup
250 ml 1 cup
300 ml 1¼ cup
400 ml 1¾ cup
500 ml 2 cups
750 ml 3 cups

Milliliters to Imperial Cups table

A conversion table for common quantities in ml and equivalents in UK cups. Reasonable rounding is applied to the cups where necessary.

ml to imperial cups conversion table
Milliliters Cups (Imperial)
60 ml ¼ cup
100 ml ⅓ cup
150 ml ½ cup
200 ml ⅔ cup
250 ml ¾ cup
300 ml 1 cup
400 ml 1½ cup
500 ml 1¾ cups
750 ml 2⅔ cups

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