Milliliters to Teaspoons Converter

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

   
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    Milliliters and teaspoons in cooking 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 teaspoon is a unit for measuring volume with several definitions in use, mostly in food preparation and recipes. The most common definition is the US teaspoon with 5 ml of volume. Another definition is the Imperial teapsoon which equals 6 ml, or slightly larger. Both units can be used in this converter.

Since teaspoons are defined in milliliters converting between ml and teaspoons is uncomplicated. You can use these units interchangeably depending on what equipment you have at your disposal. Our ml to teaspoons converter further facilitates the interchangeability of these measurement units in the kitchen.

    How many milliliters in a teaspoon?

There are 5 ml in a teaspoon according to the US definition. According to the Imperial definition a teaspoon contains 6 ml, or 20% more. Both units may be encountered and it is best if the authors make it explicit which type of a teaspoon is being used. 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 teaspoons conversion

Both units measure volume so conversion is straightforward. Mathematically, to convert milliliters to teaspoons is a matter of simple division by the number of ml per teaspoon.

10 milliliters of water to teaspoons

Sample task: convert ten milliliters to teaspoons of water, adhering to the US definition of a teaspoon. Solution:

Formula:
ml / 5 = teaspoons (US)
Calculation:
10 ml / 5 = 2 teaspoons (US)
End result:
10 ml is equal to 2 teaspoons (US)

40 milliliters of milk to teaspoons

Sample task: convert 40 milliliters of milk to teaspoons, using the Imperial definition of a teaspoon. Solution:

Formula:
ml / 6 = teaspoons (UK)
Calculation:
40 ml / 6 = 6.666667 teaspoons (UK)
End result:
40 ml is equal to 6.666667 teaspoons (UK)

This equals 6⅔ teaspoons. The same result will apply to any cooking ingredient being measured since the conversion is between one unit of volume and another.


    Milliliters to Teaspoons conversion tables

These onversion charts for often encountered quantities in milliliters and their equivalent number of teaspoons (US, UK) can be helpful as a quick reference.

Milliliters to Teaspoons conversion table

A milliliters to teaspoons conversion table which should work for most home kitchen purposes.

ml to teaspoons conversion table (US)
Milliliters Teaspoons (US)
5 ml 1 tsp
10 ml 2 tsp
15 ml 3 tsp
20 ml 4 tsp
25 ml 5 tsp
50 ml 10 tsp
100 ml 20 tsp

Milliliters to Imperial Teaspoons table

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

ml to imperial teaspoons conversion table
Milliliters Teaspoons (Imperial)
6 ml 1 tsp
12 ml 2 tsp
18 ml 3 tsp
25 ml 4 tsp
50 ml 8½ tsp
100 ml 17 tsp

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