# Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Cups

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

## Result in Cups:

1 tsp = 0.020833 c
1 tsp < 1/16 c

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## How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Cups

To convert a measurement in teaspoons to a measurement in cups, divide the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 48 teaspoons/cup.

Since one cup of sugar is equal to 48 teaspoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cups = teaspoons ÷ 48

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

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

## Should You 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 varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. 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.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

## What Is a Teaspoon?

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

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. 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.