Cups to milliliters volume measurement units conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many milliliters in a cup, multiply by the conversion factor or use the converter. If scroll down, you may also create and print your own custom conversion table create your table.
1 Cup [US] = 236.588237 Milliliters
1 Cup [Metric] = 250 Milliliters
For example, to calculate how many milliliters in a cup and a half, multiply the cup value by the conversion factor, that makes 1.5 * 236.588237 = 354.8 milliliters in a cup and a half.
For your information, 1 US cup of water weighs about half (0.5) lbs or 8.34 ounces (weight) or 0.236 kilograms (or 236 grams). 1 US cup of milk weighs about 0.535 pounds, or 8.56 ounces or 0.242 kilograms or 242 grams (it can be a bit lighter or heavier based on the fat percentage).
1 metric cup of water weighs 0.250 kilogram (or 250 grams), 0.55 lbs or about 8.8 ounces. 1 metric cup of milk weighs about 0.2575 kilograms (or 257.5 grams) or 0.56 lbs or about 9 ounces. Milk is slightly heavier than the water because of the density, and it can be more heavier (not lighter) based on the fat percentage.
Cup is a volume unit and used mostly in cooking to measure liquid and bulk, dry foods. There is no international standard for cup sizes but mostly US customary and metric cups are used. UK and Canada now uses metric cups instead of the traditional imperial or Canadian cups. The traditional imperial cup was half of an imperial pint, that is 284.131 ml and the Canadian cup was 227.3 ml. Metric cups are larger than the US cups, there are 1.057 US cups in a metric cup. The abbreviation is "c".
Milliliter is a volume unit in metric system. There are 4 metric cups in a liter and each metric cup has a capacity of 250 ml (4 * 250 = 1000 ml which is a liter). The abbreviation is "mL".