Have you ever heard of the gallon-eating-the-quarts trick? It’s an easy way to remember how many cups in a quart. A pint. And a gallon.
I have to admit, with my mom gone, I’m sort of on my own here learning secrets of the kitchen. But, I heard a baking show mention this, so I had to research it further.
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Then, once I found it, I knew I needed to teach my own daughters, and an idea was born. We needed a kitchen printable to help us all remember since we have several visual learners (present company included).
Therefore, we did plenty of homework and decided to pass along what we learned. After all, baking is one of our favorite family pastimes, so we need to remember these things, and writing them down helps.
First, the gallon-eating-the-quarts trick. It’s simple really.
- In a gallon, there are four quarts
- In a quart, there are two pints
- In a pint, there are two cups
That’s it. The visual above is a learning aid to help you remember the concept. You can print it out and tape it to the inside of your kitchen cabinet to serve as a visual tool when needed.
But, if you bake often, or cook recipes of any sort, you know there are so many measurements that you can come across while in the kitchen.
If you have a big family like ours, there’s often a need to double or even triple a recipe. If it’s just you, there may be a need to cut the recipe in half.
Let’s find out
How Many Cups in a Quart, Pint, and Gallon?
TOP KITCHEN CONVERSIONS
HOW MANY CUPS ARE IN A GALLON?
There are 16 cups in a gallon
HOW MANY QUARTS IN A GALLON?
There are 4 quarts in a gallon.
HOW MANY CUPS IN A QUART?
There are 4 cups in a quart.
HOW MANY PINTS IN A QUART?
There are 2 pints in a quart.
HOW MANY CUPS IN A PINT?
There are 2 cups in a pint.
HOW MANY CUPS IN A QUART?
There are 4 cups in a quart.
TABLESPOON AND TEASPOON CONVERSIONS
HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN A CUP?
There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.
HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN A HALF CUP?
There are 8 tablespoons in a 1/2 cup.
HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN A THIRD OF A CUP?
There are 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon in a 1/3 cup.
HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN A FOURTH OF A CUP?
There are 4 tablespoons in a 1/4 cup.
HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN AN EIGHTH OF A CUP?
There are 2 tablespoons in a 1/8 cup.
HOW MANY TEASPOONS IN A TABLESPOON?
There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon.
WET INGREDIENT CONVERSIONS
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A TABLESPOON?
1 tablespoon is 1/2 ounce
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A FOURTH CUP?
There are 2 ounces in a 1/4 cup.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A THIRD CUP?
There are 2.6 fluid ounces in a 1/3 cup.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A HALF CUP?
There are 4 ounces in a 1/2 cup.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A THREE-FOURTHS CUP?
There are 6 ounces in 3/4 cup.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN ONE CUP?
There are 8 ounces in 1 cup.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A QUART?
There are 32 ounces in 1 quart.
HOW MANY OUNCES IN A GALLON?
There are 128 ounces in a gallon.
VINTAGE INGREDIENT CONVERSIONS
HOW MUCH IS A DASH?
Most bakers agree that it is 1/8 teaspoon.
HOW MUCH IS A PINCH?
Most bakers agree that it is 1/16 teaspoon.
HOW MUCH IS A SHAKE OR SMIDGEN?
Most bakers agree that it is 1/32 tsp.
Perhaps the best way to measure these old measurements passed down by generations is to measure out a dash, pinch, and shake for yourself. Otherwise, go with your best guess!
cup quart pint gallon
A cup is a unit of measurement that is typically used to measure liquid volumes. A cup is equal to 8 fluid ounces, or 1/2 pint.
A quart is a unit of measurement that is typically used to measure liquid volumes. A quart is equal to 32 fluid ounces, or 4 cups.
A pint is a unit of measurement that is typically used to measure liquid volumes. A pint is equal to 16 fluid ounces, or 2 cups.
A gallon is a unit of measurement that is typically used to measure liquid volumes. A gallon is equal to 128 fluid ounces, or 8 pints.
HOW TO MEASURE DRY INGREDIENTS PROPERLY
With most dry ingredients, such as sugar, you can simply use the fill and level technique.
With flour, you want to make sure not to pack it in. Spoon the flour into your measuring spoon or cup and level off.
The one dry ingredient you DO want to measure packed is brown sugar. Hand pressure can be used to pack the brown sugar into the measuring cup before leveling off the top.
HOW TO MEASURE WET INGREDIENTS
First, make sure you’re using a liquid measuring cup. Yes, there is a difference. They are normally plastic or glass with measuring marks on the outside and a pour spout.
Next, place it on a level surface before pouring in the liquid. Then measure the meniscus. The meniscus is the bottom of the arc of the concave curve in the surface of the liquid.
If you’re using a measuring spoon, hold the spoon over a sink or separate bowl, then pour in the liquid. Carefully pour the measured amount into your recipe.
What are the measurements cups to quarts?
A quart is a unit of liquid measurement that is equal to four cups. A pint is a unit of liquid measurement that is equal to two cups. A gallon is a unit of liquid measurement that is equal to four quarts.
Whew! Okay. Once everything is measured, poured, sifted, blended, mixed, and prepared, it’s time to get cooking! Try some of our favorite recipes below!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Wontons
- Gooey Cinnamon Buns
- Root Beer Float Cupcakes
- Banana Pecan Loaf Bread
- Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
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