Learning kitchen math will save you so much time while cooking and baking. It often leads to less dirty dishes, which is always a bonus. Have you found yourself having to double check how many cups are in a pint? We all have at some point! Don’t worry; this is a simple equation to memorize, and it comes it handy so often.
How Many Cups In a Pint
1 pint equals 2 cups
That’s it! Simply memorize this basic equation, and you’ll be on your way to adjusting and scaling recipes. You’ll also have an easier time mixing and matching liquid measuring cups.
If you take that a step further, you’ll see that:
- 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
- 4 cups = 1 quart
- 2 pints = 1 quart
- 4 quarts = 1 gallon
Please note: those are liquid measuring cups and not dry measuring cups. The two cannot be used interchangeably. While 1 cup of water equals 8 fluid ounces, 1 cup of feathers does not weigh 8 ounces. Neither does 1 cup of rocks.
Also, did you know that 1 cup equals 16 tablespoons and 1 tablespoons equals 3 teaspoons? The more of these equations you can commit to memory, the faster you’ll be able to measure out your ingredients. Keep a cheat sheet in your kitchen at first.
Check out my kitchen conversions chart for even more equations along these lines. For weights and volume measurements of specific ingredients, King Arthur Flour also has a very thorough measurement conversion chart.
Even though these measurements are incredible useful, I strongly recommend using a kitchen scale anytime a recipe includes weight measurements, especially for flour. You can read my blog post “how to measure flour” for more information about why this is so important.
More Time Saving Tips
- Learn how to make cake flour, bread flour, and self-rising flour from all-purpose flour with my easy tutorial!
- If you use buttermilk in baked goods like muffins and scones, you may enjoy my post on how to make homemade buttermilk substitute.