How Many Teaspoons In a Cup?

Cups to Teaspoons (tsp) Conversion

To find out how many teaspoons (tsp) in "x" cups, enter a volume in cups into the converter and the result will be displayed.

How many teaspoons (tsp) are there in a cup?

There are 48 teaspoons in a cup in US, 48 imperial teaspoons in an imperial cup (UK) and 50 metric teaspoons in a metric cup.

Please note that, UK now use the metric cups (250 mL) and there are 42.2 imperial teaspoons in a metric cup. But if you need the cup to teaspoon conversion from the old recipes (pre-1970s), then you may still need the use the capacities from the imperial cups and teaspoons.

How to convert from cups to teaspoons (tsp)?

To convert from cups to teaspoons, multiply the number of cups "x" by 48 for US and for the imperial system and 50 for the metric system. Also to convert from metric cups to imperial teaspoons, you have to multiply the metric cup value by 42.2 to find out how many imperial teaspoons in "x" metric cups.

For example, to find out how many teaspoons there are in one and a half cup in US, multiply 1.5 by 48, that makes 72 tsp in 1.5 cups.

Please note that, if you are converting cups from cooking recipes, it might be important to know where this recipe is originated from. For example, for a UK recipe the cup capacity is larger (284.130742 mL) and if you are in US then you may want to convert between these two cups using this cooking units conversion tool for the accurate measurement.

What is a cup?

Cup is a volume unit in imperial, US customary and in the metric system. 1 US cup is 8 US fluid ounces, 1 imperial cup is 10 imperial fluid ounces, 1 Canadian cup is 8 imperial fluid ounces and 1 metric cup is 250 mL. The abbreviation is "c".

What is a teaspoon?

Teaspoon is an a volume unit in imperial, US customary and metric measurement systems. 1 US teaspoon is 0.166 US fluid ounce, 1 imperial (UK) teaspoon is 0.208333 imperial ounce and 1 metric teaspoon is 5 mL. The abbreviation is "tsp".

The list for your reference:

1 US Cup = 48 US Teaspoons
1 Imperial Cup = 48 Imperial Teaspoons
1 Metric Cup = 42.2 Imperial Teaspoons
1 Metric Cup = 50 Metric Teaspoons

For US and Imperial Cups:

1/16 cup = 3 tsp
1/8 cup = 6 tsp
1/4 cup = 12 tsp
1/2 cup = 24 tsp
2/3 cup = 32 tsp
3/4 cup = 36 tsp
1 cup = 48 tsp
3/2 cups = 72 tsp
2 cups = 96 tsp

To find out how many teaspoons there are in "x" cups for all conversion values please check the table below. If the cups to teaspoons conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may also create your own custom conversion table.


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