Teaspoons to Cups Conversion

Enter the amount of sugar in teaspoons below to get the value converted to cups.

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1 tsp = 0.020833 c
1 tsp ≈ 1/8 c

How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Cups

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a cup measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio. One cup of sugar is equal to 48 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

cups = teaspoons ÷ 48

The sugar in cups is equal to the teaspoons divided by 48.

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to cups using the formula above.
5 tsp = (5 ÷ 48) = 0.104167 c

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.

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

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.

Cups

The cup is a commonly used unit to measure sugar volume. One cup of sugar is equal to 16 tablespoons.

The cup is a US customary unit of sugar. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.