How Many Tablespoons Is 30 Ml (And More)?

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Not sure how much 30 milliliters is? We did the math and created the only home cooking conversion chart you’ll ever need.

The recipe calls for the addition of 30 ml of liquid. That’s all well and good, but you’re not really familiar with the metric system, so you have no idea how many tablespoons, teaspoons, or cups that is.

So you pulled out your phone, googled the matter, and came across Home Cook World in the search results. We’re glad you’re here, and it’s good that you stopped by. In case you’re wondering how 30 ml is converted to US customary units, then read on; we’ve done the math for you so you can focus on the cooking.

30 Ml Is How Many…, You Said?

When in doubt, the table below will help you figure out how to convert 30 ml to tablespoons (tbsp), teaspoons (tsp), fluid ounces (fl oz), fluid quarts (qt), and, last but not least, US cups (c).

30 ml2 tablespoons (tbsp)
30 ml6 teaspoons (tsp)
30 ml0.9 fluid ounces (fl oz)
30 ml0.03 liquid quarts (qt)
30 ml0.125 U.S. cup (c)
How 30 ml converts to U.S. customary units

Do you prefer words over tables? We’ve got you:

  • 30 milliliters (ml) is 2 tablespoons (tbsp)
  • 30 milliliters (ml) is 6 teaspoons (tsp)
  • 30 milliliters (ml) is 0.9 fluid ounces (fl oz)
  • 30 milliliters (ml) is 0.03 liquid quarts (qt)
  • 30 milliliters (ml) is 0.125, or 1/8th, U.S. cup (c)

In case you’re a formulas type of person (as I am), and you’re wondering exactly how we arrived at these numbers, see an overview of our sources and calculations below.

According to the Exploratorium—the public learning laboratory in San Francisco, CA, which explores the world through science, art, and human perception—a U.S. tablespoon holds 15 ml of liquid. The lab defines the capacity of a teaspoon as three times less than that of a tablespoon, or 5 ml.

This gives the following two formulas: 30 ml is (30 / 15 = 2), which is exactly 2 tablespoons. A teaspoon holds 5 ml of liquid, so 30 ml is (30 / 5) = 6, which is 6 teaspoons.

Okay… technically, the National Institute of Standards and Technology defines a U.S. tablespoon as 14.79 milliliters. However, we find the Exploratorium’s rounded definition of 15 ml easier to use for everyday cooking.

In another article on converting metric units to U.S. customary units, NIST recommends multiplying each milliliter by 0.03 to get the volume of a liquid in fluid ounces. This means that 30 ml is (30 * 0.03) = 0.9 fl oz. 1 liter is equal to 1.06 fluid quarts, and 30 ml is 0.03 l, so, subsequently, 30 ml is 0.03 qt.

Finally, there’s U.S. cups. 1 U.S. cup holds 236.588 ml of liquid. This means that 30 ml is 0.125, or one eight U.S. cups.

Up next: How Many Tablespoons Are There In a U.S. Cup?

By Dim Nikov

Cooking for family and friends, one dish at a time. I love to make food that's delicious, nutritious, and easy to prepare.

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