Want to know how many mL in a tablespoon (tbsp)? The quick answer is about 15 mL. When cooking and baking, use the handy milliliter to tablespoon and tablespoon to milliliter conversion charts below.
Do you ever need to measure ingredients in your kitchen but don't know how many milliliters are in a tablespoon?
Or maybe you are not sure how to convert between tablespoons and milliliters.
This blog post dispels any confusion about tablespoons and milliliters and teaches you to make the conversion quickly and accurately.
How many tablespoons are in 1 mL?
1 mL equals 0.067628 tablespoon (US),
or 1 mL = 0.067628 tablespoon
How many mL in a tbsp
There are four types of tablespoons known worldwide.
The US tablespoon equals 14.7868 mL
which is used to make the recipes in the United States.
The Metric tablespoon equals 15 mL
which is used in the UK, Canada, and the Commonwealth.
The Imperial tablespoon equals 17.7582 mL
which is an old, imperial tablespoon measurement.
1 Australian tablespoon equals 20 mL.
How to convert tablespoon to mL
It is known that 1 tablespoon (US) = 14.7868 mL.
To convert tablespoons to milliliters, multiply the tablespoon value by 14.7868, where 14.7868 is a conversion factor.
For example, 2 tablespoon to mL calculation:
2 tablespoon x 14.7868 = 29.5736 mL
Another example of converting a half tablespoon to milliliters:
½ tablespoon x 14.7868 = 7.3934 mL
How to convert mL to tbsp
It is known that:
1 mL = 0.067628 tablespoon (US)
1 tablespoon (US) = 14.7868 mL
To convert 1 mL to a tablespoon:
- multiply the milliliter value by 0.067628, where 0.067628 is a conversion factor, OR
- divide the milliliter value by 14.7868, where 14.7868 is a conversion factor.
For example, 1mL to tablespoon calculation:
1 mL x 0.067628 = 0.067628 tablespoon, OR
1 mL ÷ 14.7868 = 0.067628 tbsp
Another example to convert 5 ml to tbsp:
5 mL x 0.067628 = 0.33814 tablespoon, OR
5 mL ÷ 14.7868 = 0.33814 tablespoon
Tablespoons to milliliters conversions
Tablespoon (US) to mL conversion table
|Tablespoon (US)||Milliliter (mL)|
|1 tbsp||14.79 ml|
|2 tbsp||29.57 ml|
|3 tbsp||44.36 ml|
|4 tbsp||59.15 ml|
|5 tbsp||73.93 ml|
|6 tbsp||88.72 ml|
|7 tbsp||103.51 ml|
|8 tbsp||118.29 ml|
|9 tbsp||133.08 ml|
|10 tbsp||147.87 ml|
Tablespoon (Metric) to mL conversion table
|Tablespoon (Metric)||Milliliter (mL)|
|1 tbsp||15 ml|
|2 tbsp||30 ml|
|3 tbsp||45 ml|
|4 tbsp||60 ml|
|5 tbsp||75 ml|
|6 tbsp||90 ml|
|7 tbsp||105 ml|
|8 tbsp||120 ml|
|9 tbsp||135 ml|
|10 tbsp||150 ml|
Milliliters to teaspoons conversions
Milliliter to teaspoon (US) conversion table
|Milliliter (mL)||Tablespoon (US)|
|1 mL||0.0676 tbsp|
|2 mL||0.1353 tbsp|
|3 mL||0.2029 tbsp|
|4 mL||0.2705 tbsp|
|5 mL||0.3381 tbsp|
|10 mL||0.6763 tbsp|
|20 mL||1.3526 tbsp|
|50 mL||3.3814 tbsp|
|100 mL||6.7628 tbsp|
Milliliter to teaspoon (Metric) conversion table
|Milliliter (mL)||Tablespoon (Metric)|
|1 mL||0.0667 tbsp|
|2 mL||0.1333 tbsp|
|3 mL||0.2 tbsp|
|4 mL||0.2667 tbsp|
|5 mL||0.3333 tbsp|
|10 mL||0.6667 tbsp|
|20 mL||1.3333 tbsp|
|50 mL||3.3333 tbsp|
|100 mL||6.6667 tbsp|
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Frequently asked questions
30 ml equals 2 tablespoons.
2 tablespoons equal 30 ml.
2 tablespoons are equal to 30 ml.
60 ml equals 4 tablespoons.
6 tablespoons equal about 90 ml.
7.5 ml equals ½ tablespoon.