How many mls in a tablespoon

Want to know the ml in a teaspoon? This post will teach you how to convert quickly and accurately.

In many recipes, ingredients are listed in tablespoons. It is important to understand that a teaspoon is not just a piece of cutlery. It is a precise, defined unit of volume measurement.

What is the quick answer to the question, how many milliliters are in a teaspoon? Around 15 ml.

You can find a detailed answer in the guide below, as well as a handy converter for tablespoons to ml or ml into tablespoons.

In the modern world, there are two main systems of measuring weight and volume.

The United States Customary System is derived from the British Imperial System. The Metric System is also known as the SI System and International System of Units, which is widely used in other countries.

The metric system uses milliliters, liters, as well as grams and kilograms. The US customary measurement system uses tablespoons, cups, and teaspoons as well as ounces. (See my post. How many grams are in a cup?).

What is a milliliter?

In the metric system, a milliliter is a unit of volume. It is 1/1000 a liter, or one cubic centimeter (or about 0.061 cubic inch). The prefix “Milli,” which means thousandths, is used.

The word milliliter is also known as milliliter.

Milliliters are abbreviated as ml or mL.

What is a Tablespoon?

The tablespoon is the same as a teaspoon or a cup in US measurement. One tablespoon equals three teaspoons or 1/2 fluid ounce.

One tablespoon is 14.786765 milliliters. In recipes and nutrition labels, the number is rounded to 15 milliliters.

Here are some useful conversions in a single glance:

  • One tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons
  • 4 tablespoons = 14 cup = 60 ml
  • 16 tablespoons = 240ml = 1 cup

There are many different sizes of tablespoons. The tablespoons you use are unlikely to measure 15 mL.

It is essential to use the right measuring spoons when cooking, and baking in particular. These can be purchased in kitchen shops and online.

In some recipes, tablespoons (or T) are used to refer to the amount of liquid in a recipe.

To avoid any confusion, Sugar-Free Londoner always uses the term “tablespoon.”

How many MLs are in a TBSP?

A cup is exactly 236.588 milliliters. A tablespoon is 1/16th cup.

There are 14.786765 ml in an American tablespoon.

This number is usually rounded to 15 ml.

You should be aware that each country has slightly different metrics.

  • The exact volume of a UK or Canadian (metric) teaspoon is 15 ml.
  • The Australian tablespoon is equal to 20ml.
  • The Imperial tablespoon is 17.7582 milliliters. The Imperial tablespoon is no longer used in official documents.

How do you convert from tablespoons to milliliters?

Let’s get to the maths!

The formula to convert from tablespoons into milliliters can be found here:

Tablespoons divided by 14.786765 milliliters equals the number of milliliters.

Multiply the number by 15 to get the rounded number.

If a recipe calls for six tablespoons of something, then it’s called a teaspoon.

6 tablespoons x 15 = 90ml.

This trick simplifies mental math: first, multiply the number of tablespoons by 5, then by 3.

6 tablespoons x 5 = 30×3 = 90ml

How to convert from ML to TBSP

Multiply the milliliter volume by 0.067628 to convert ml into tbsp. Here is the formula to transform from ml to tbsp:

Tablespoons = milliliters multiplied by 0.067628

Imagine you need to convert 20 milliliters into tablespoons.

20ml x 0.067628 equals 1.35256 tablespoons.

You would need one tablespoon of liquid and one teaspoon in this recipe.


When cooking or baking, measuring with measuring spoons is less precise than using digital kitchen scales.

Fill the measuring spoon to the rim.

You can use measuring spoons for dry ingredients. If a recipe specifies a tablespoon of sugar or flour, it is the volume of that ingredient measured in grams.

Pour accurately measured dry ingredients, and scoop the element into the tablespoon. Could you not press it or compact it? Next, you’ll want to level the top.

Only if it is specifically stated in the recipe should an ingredient be measured by heaping or rounding.

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