Saline solution 20 ml is like many teaspoons

In many recipes in baking instructions and cookbooks as well as in other preparation instructions, one comes across the amount of a teaspoon again and again. Here it says, for example: Add 1 teaspoon of oil, use 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or refine the dish with 3 teaspoons of milk and so on.

But how many milliliters are actually a standard teaspoon is often unclear. After all, not all teaspoons are the same - and Grandma's in particular seems to be a bit bigger than IKEA's.

How many milliliters are in a teaspoon? And how can this be converted into ml?

Unlike in the English and Anglo-American countries, we do not give real quantities for the kitchen measurements of teaspoons and tablespoons. The conversion is more of an approximate value, which is around 5 milliliters.

With a bar spoon, which also usually has a 5 ml capacity, this is handled more precisely.

1 teaspoon is 5 milliliters

or in abbreviated form

1 teaspoon corresponds to 5 ml

Table for converting frequently used information from teaspoons to milliliters

1/2 tsp2.5 ml
1 teaspoon5 ml
1.5 tsp7.5 ml
2 Tea spoons10 ml
3 tsp15 ml
4 tsp20 ml
5 tbsp25 ml
10 tbsp50 ml

Incidentally, three teaspoons are equivalent to one tablespoon.

Conversion of British and US teaspoon (American teaspoons) to milliliters

In international or translated cooking and baking instructions, a quantity of US teaspoon be specified. Exactly converted, 1 US teaspoon would be 4.93 milliliters. Thus, the above mentioned specification of 5 ml for 1 teaspoon also fits here very precisely.

A British teaspoon (probably) seems to be a bit bigger. 5.92 ml correspond here to 1 british teaspoon. But here too, when preparing food and beverages, 5 milliliters are within a good measuring range.

By the way, abbreviations can UK tsp. or tsp. imp. for an English as well US tsp. or teasp. for an American teaspoon.

Whether it is American or English teaspoons usually results from the book / recipe itself. In addition, you do not have to be 100 percent accurate at this point, because the milliliter is not really important here.