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How Many Cups in a Quart, Pint, or Gallon?

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Glass Liquid Measuring Cups with Text Overlay How Many Cups in a Quart, Pint, or Gallon

If you’re like us, you never quite remember how many cups are in a quart (pint or gallon) and have to do a quick search every time. Here are answers to common questions about liquid measurements + a handy graphic you can save for next time.

Note this information is all related to measuring liquid ingredients by volume (with the US measurement system).


How Many Cups in a Quart?

4 Cups Equals One Quart Graphic

4 cups = 1 quart

There are 4 cups in a quart.

How Many Cups in a Pint?

2 Cups Equal 1 Pint Graphic

2 cups = 1 pint

There are 2 cups in a pint.

How Many Cups in a Gallon?

16 Cups Equals 1 Gallon Graphic

16 cups = 1 gallon

There are 16 cups in a gallon.


Free Printable Cheat Sheets

Download these free printable kitchen conversion measurement charts to keep on hand for easy reference. They’re a great visual—you can even take screenshots and keep them in the photo section of your phone for easy referencing.

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Kitchen Conversions Magnets

Want something more convenient than a printable? Check out our kitchen measurement magnets, in three unique designs, so you will always have an easy way to reference common cooking conversions.

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Liquid Measurement Conversions

The most common ways to measure liquid (or volume) using the US System are teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and fluid ounces. Here are the primary measurement conversions for each.

Cups (or c.)

1 cup = 8 ounces = 1/4 quart = 1/2 pint = 1/16 gallon

Teaspoons (or tsp.)

3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup

There are 48 teaspoons in a cup.

Tablespoons (or tbsp.)

16 tablespoons = 1 cup

There are 16 tablespoons in a cup.

Pint (or pt.)

1 pint = 2 cups = 16 ounces = 1/2 quart = 1/8 gallon

There are 2 cups in a pint.

Quart (or qt.)

1 quart = 4 cups = 32 ounces = 1/4 gallon

There are 4 cups in a quart.

Gallon (or gal.)

1 gallon = 16 cups = 128 ounces = 8 pints = 4 quarts

There are 16 cups in one gallon.


Liquid Measuring Cups

Keeping liquid measuring cups on hand is an easy way to make conversions as well.

This set of measuring cups by OXO has 3 different cups with angled sides for easy viewing and more accurate measuring.

  1. Large Measuring Cup: 4 cups, 32 ounces, 1 quart, 1/4 gallon
  2. Medium Measuring Cup: 2 cups, 16 ounces, 1/2 quart, 1/8 gallon
  3. Small Measuring Cup: 1 cup, 8 ounces

You can also find a liquid measuring cup for tablespoons: 1/4 cup, 2 ounces, and 4 tablespoons.


Related Questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about measuring liquids in cups, quarts, and gallons. Including conversions for specific liquids like milk, water, and cream.

How many cups are in a quart of milk?

There are 4 cups in a quart of milk.

How many cups are in a quart of water?

There are 4 cups in a quart of water.

How many cups in a quart of heavy cream?

There are 4 cups in a quart of heavy cream.

How many cups in a 6-quart crock-pot?

The volume of a 6-quart crock-pot or slow cooker is equivalent to 24 cups.

How many cups are in a half quart?

There are 2 cups in a half quart.

How many cups are in a quart and a half?

There are 6 cups in a quart and a half.


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Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a home cook or an experienced chef, you will need to reference kitchen conversions from time to time. Make sure to save our cheat sheets to have a convenient reference for how many cups are in a quart, pint, or gallon. Or even better – grab a magnet!

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