Milliliters to Tablespoons Converter
Convert ml to tablespoons (US tablespoons or Imperial tablespoons) online. How much is X ml in tablespoons of a given liquid such as water, milk, vegetable oil, etc., ground, or powdered ingredient like flour, sugar, salt, and so on. Includes ml to tbsp conversion tables.
- Milliliters and tablespoons in recipes
- How many milliliters in a tablespoon?
- ml to tablespoons conversion
- Milliliters to Tablespoons conversion tables
Milliliters and tablespoons in recipes
The milliliter is a unit of volume defined based on the liter. A ml of volume is exactly one thousand part of the liter which in itself is the base unit of volume in the international metric system. In cooking it is often used to express the volume of different liquid ingredients (water, oil, milk) as well as ground or powder stuffs like flour, salt, sugar, among others.
The tablespoon is a unit for measuring volume mostly used in food preparation and recipes. The most common definition is that of the US tablespoon defined as 15 ml of volume. Yet another definition exists called the Imperial teapsoon and it equals 18 ml. Both units can be used in this converter by simply selecting the appropriate one from a drop-down.
Converting between ml and tablespoons is just a matter of simple mathematics since the latter is literally defined in terms of the former, by standard. ml and tbsp can be used fully interchangeably based on convenience with the help of this ml to tablespoons converter.
How many milliliters in a tablespoon?
There are 5 ml in a tablespoon according to the US definition. According to the Imperial definition a tablespoon contains 6 ml, or 20% more. Both units may be encountered and it is best to seek information on this in the notes below the recipe, or on dedicated pages at the start or end of the recipe book.
ml to tablespoons conversion
Both units measure volume so conversion is straightforward. Mathematically, to convert milliliters to tablespoons is a matter of simple division by the number of ml per tablespoon.
50 milliliters of water to tablespoons
Sample task: convert ten milliliters to tablespoons of water, adhering to the US definition of a tablespoon. Solution:
ml / 15 = tablespoons (US)
50 ml / 15 = 3.333333 tablespoons (US)
50 ml is equal to 3.333333 tablespoons (US)
The result equals 3⅓ tablespoons.
100 milliliters of milk to tablespoons
Sample task: convert 40 milliliters of milk to tablespoons, using the Imperial definition of a tablespoon. Solution:
ml / 18 = tablespoons (UK)
100 ml / 18 = 5.555556 tablespoons (UK)
100 ml is equal to 5.555556 tablespoons (UK)
This practically equals 5 and a half tablespoons. The same result will apply to any cooking ingredient being measured since the conversion is between one unit of volume and another.
Milliliters to Tablespoons conversion tables
These onversion charts for often encountered quantities in milliliters and their equivalent number of tablespoons (US, UK) can be helpful as a quick reference.
Milliliters to Tablespoons conversion table
A milliliters to tablespoons conversion table which should work for most home kitchen purposes.
|5 ml||⅓ tbsp|
|10 ml||⅔ tbsp|
|15 ml||1 tbsp|
|20 ml||1⅓ tbsp|
|25 ml||1⅔ tbsp|
|30 ml||2 tbsp|
|50 ml||3⅓ tbsp|
Milliliters to Imperial Tablespoons table
A conversion table for common quantities in ml and equivalents in UK tablespoons. Reasonable rounding is applied to the tablespoons where necessary.
|6 ml||⅓ tbsp|
|12 ml||⅔ tbsp|
|18 ml||1 tbsp|
|25 ml||1½ tbsp|
|50 ml||3 tbsp|
|100 ml||5⅔ tbsp|
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