Convert Kilograms to Teaspoons

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1 kg = 240 tsp

How to Convert Kilograms of Sugar to Teaspoons

To convert a kilogram measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One kilogram of sugar is equal to 240 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = kilograms × 240

The sugar in teaspoons is equal to the kilograms multiplied by 240.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 kg = (5 × 240) = 1,200 tsp

While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate,[1] some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Kilogram measurements and equivalent teaspoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Kilograms Teaspoons (Granulated) Teaspoons (Brown) Teaspoons (Powdered) Teaspoons (Raw)
0.25 kg 60 tsp 60 tsp 96 tsp 48 tsp
0.5 kg 120 tsp 120 tsp 192 tsp 96 tsp
0.75 kg 180 tsp 180 tsp 288 tsp 144 tsp
1 kg 240 tsp 240 tsp 384 tsp 192 tsp
1.25 kg 300 tsp 300 tsp 480 tsp 240 tsp
1.5 kg 360 tsp 360 tsp 576 tsp 288 tsp
1.75 kg 420 tsp 420 tsp 672 tsp 336 tsp
2 kg 480 tsp 480 tsp 768 tsp 384 tsp
2.25 kg 540 tsp 540 tsp 864 tsp 432 tsp
2.5 kg 600 tsp 600 tsp 960 tsp 480 tsp
2.75 kg 660 tsp 660 tsp 1056 tsp 528 tsp
3 kg 720 tsp 720 tsp 1152 tsp 576 tsp
3.25 kg 780 tsp 780 tsp 1248 tsp 624 tsp
3.5 kg 840 tsp 840 tsp 1344 tsp 672 tsp
3.75 kg 900 tsp 900 tsp 1440 tsp 720 tsp
4 kg 960 tsp 960 tsp 1536 tsp 768 tsp
4.25 kg 1020 tsp 1020 tsp 1632 tsp 816 tsp
4.5 kg 1080 tsp 1080 tsp 1728 tsp 864 tsp
4.75 kg 1140 tsp 1140 tsp 1824 tsp 912 tsp
5 kg 1200 tsp 1200 tsp 1920 tsp 960 tsp

Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Kilograms and teaspoons are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilograms

One kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of sugar weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for sugar, and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Teaspoons

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon. A teaspoon is a measure of sugar volume.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of sugar. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html