This guide is everything about how many ounces in a pint of beer, sour cream, blueberries, and other food. Learn the difference between liquid and dry pints and ounces, and cook with confidence!
If you have never made these Blueberry Muffins, then you should definitely try them. It's one of the most popular and loved recipes on the blog.
But before you start measuring your blueberries bought in a pint-sized container, you have to know how much is a pint.
Here is why this easy and quick guide below becomes handy for converting dry pints into ounces.
Or imagine that you go to a bar or a restaurant and order a pint glass of beer. Don't wonder how many ounces are in a pint anymore: order with confidence!
So American pint of beer is 16 ounces or 473 mL, British imperial pint is 20 Imperial ounces or 568 mL.
So if you visit the United States or the United Kingdom, it is good to know that a pint measure is not the same!
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- Fluid ounces vs. dry ounces
- Wet pints vs. dry pints
- How many fluid ounces in a pint
- How to convert pints to ounces
- Pints to fl. oz conversion chart
- How to convert ounces to pints
- Fluid ounces to a pint conversion chart
- How many ounces in a dry pint
- How many ounces in a pint of beer
- How many ounces in a pint of sour cream
- How many ounces in a pint of ice cream
- How many ounces in a pint of berries
- Free printable conversion chart
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Fluid ounces vs. dry ounces
An ounce, both weight and volume measurements, comes from the Roman word "uncia," meaning 1/12 of a Roman copper bar used for measuring the length of an inch and the weight of an ounce.
Fluid ounces (fl oz) measure the volume of liquids, while dry ounces (oz) measure the weight of solids.
Wet pints vs. dry pints
A pint is a volume unit of measurement in the imperial and US customary measurement systems.
The word pint comes from the French word "pinte" and the Latin term"pincta," meaning the marks on the side of containers.
A liquid pint is mostly associated with beer (do you remember beer pints?) and other liquid ingredients.
But don't be confused with a dry pint that equals one-eighth of a US dry gallon or 18.62 US fluid ounces.
A dry pint (abbreviated as "pt dry") is not a measure of weight; it gives a measure of volume, as in cubic inches.
Isn't it confusing? In the States, many berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, blueberries, red or black currants, and cherry tomatoes, are sold in dry pints.
How many fluid ounces in a pint
Let's dive into how many fluid oz make a pint.
1 pint to oz (1 pt to fl. oz.)
One US liquid pint equals 16 US fluid ounces, or
1 pt = 16 fl. oz.
One Imperial pint equals 20 UK fluid ounces, or
1 pt = 20 imp fl. oz.
In commonwealth countries, a pint also equals 20 imperial ounces, but an Australian pint is rounded to a metric value of 570 ml.
1 ounce to a pint (1 fl. oz. to pt)
How much is one ounce?
1 US fluid ounce equals 0.0625 US pint.
1 Imperial fluid ounce equals 0.05 Imperial pint.
How to convert pints to ounces
To convert US pints to US fluid ounces, the easiest way is to multiply the number of pints by 16, where 16 is a conversion factor:
the pints x 16.
To convert Imperial pints to Imperial fluid ounces, multiply the number of pints by 20, where 20 is a conversion factor:
the pints x 20.
Here is a simple example.
How many ounces in 2 pints?
2 pints x 16 = 32 fl. oz. (US system), so
there are 32 US fluid ounces in 2 US pints.
2 pints x 20 = 40 fl. oz. (Imperial system), so
there are 40 Imperial fluid ounces in 2 Imperial pints.
It seems easy to calculate further. All conversions below are in US fluid measures.
How many ounces in 3 pints?
There are 48 fluid ounces in 3 pints.
How many ounces in 4 pints?
There are 64 fluid ounces in 4 pints.
How many ounces in 5 pints?
There are 80 fluid ounces in 5 pints.
Pints to fl. oz conversion chart
The chart below provides an easy-to-use converting guide from U.S. pints to U.S. fluid ounces.
|Pints||Fluid ounces||Pints||Fluid ounces|
|¼ pt||4 fl. oz.||11 pt||176 fl. oz.|
|½ pt||8 fl. oz.||12 pt||192 fl. oz.|
|¾ pt||12 fl. oz.||13 pt||208 fl. oz.|
|1 pt||16 fl. oz.||14 pt||224 fl. oz.|
|2 pt||32 fl. oz.||15 pt||240 fl. oz.|
|3 pt||48 fl. oz.||16 pt||256 fl. oz.|
|4 pt||64 fl. oz.||17 pt||272 fl. oz.|
|5 pt||80 fl. oz.||18 pt||288 fl. oz.|
|6 pt||96 fl. oz.||19 pt||304 fl. oz.|
|7 pt||112 fl. oz.||20 pt||320 fl. oz.|
|8 pt||128 fl. oz.||30 pt||480 fl. oz.|
|9 pt||144 fl. oz.||40 pt||640 fl. oz.|
|10 pt||160 fl. oz.||50 pt||800 fl. oz.|
Here is another table to convert Imperial pints to Imperial fluid ounces.
|Pints||Fluid ounces||Pints||Fluid ounces|
|¼ pt||5 fl. oz.||11 pt||220 fl. oz.|
|½ pt||10 fl. oz.||12 pt||240 fl. oz.|
|¾ pt||15 fl. oz.||13 pt||260 fl. oz.|
|1 pt||20 fl. oz.||14 pt||280 fl. oz.|
|2 pt||40 fl. oz.||15 pt||300 fl. oz.|
|3 pt||60 fl. oz.||16 pt||320 fl. oz.|
|4 pt||80 fl. oz.||17 pt||340 fl. oz.|
|5 pt||100 fl. oz.||18 pt||360 fl. oz.|
|6 pt||120 fl. oz.||19 pt||380 fl. oz.|
|7 pt||140 fl. oz.||20 pt||400 fl. oz.|
|8 pt||160 fl. oz.||30 pt||600 fl. oz.|
|9 pt||180 fl. oz.||40 pt||800 fl. oz.|
|10 pt||200 fl. oz.||50 pt||1000 fl. oz.|
How to convert ounces to pints
To convert US fluid ounces to US pints, divide the number of ounces by 16, where 16 is a conversion factor:
the oz ÷ 16.
For example, 1 ounce to pint calculation:
1 oz ÷ 16 = 0.0625 pt
To convert Imperial fluid ounces to Imperial pints, divide the number of ounces by 20, where 20 is a conversion factor:
the oz ÷ 20.
For example, 1 ounce to pint calculation:
1 oz ÷ 20 = 0.05 pt
Fluid ounces to a pint conversion chart
Now let's convert from US liquid ounces to US pints.
|2 fl. oz.||⅛ pt|
|4 fl. oz.||¼ pt|
|6 fl. oz.||⅜ pt|
|8 fl. oz.||½ pt|
|10 fl. oz.||⅝ pt|
|12 fl. oz.||¾ pt|
|14 fl. oz.||⅞ pt|
|16 fl. oz.||1 pt|
How many ounces in a dry pint
So, how much is a pint in oz? Bearing in mind that one dry pint equals 18.62 fl oz, here is a table where dry pint measurements are converted into fluid ounces.
|Pints dry||Fluid ounces|
|¼ pt dry||4.65 fl oz|
|½ pt dry||9.31 fl oz|
|¾ pt dry||13.96 fl oz|
|1 pt dry||18.62 fl oz|
|2 pt dry||37.24 fl oz|
|3 pt dry||55.86 fl oz|
|4 pt dry||74.47 fl oz|
|5 pt dry||93.09 fl oz|
|6 pt dry||111.71 fl oz|
|7 pt dry||130.33 fl oz|
|8 pt dry||148.95 fl oz|
|9 pt dry||167.57 fl oz|
|10 pt dry||186.18 fl oz|
Here is a conversion from US fluid ounces to US pints dry:
|Fluid ounces||Pints dry|
|1 fl oz||0.05 pt dry|
|10 fl oz||0.54 pt dry|
|20 fl oz||1.07 pt dry|
|30 fl oz||1.61 pt dry|
|40 fl oz||2.15 pt dry|
|50 fl oz||2.69 pt dry|
|100 fl oz||5.37 pt dry|
|200 fl oz||10.74 pt dry|
How many ounces in a pint of beer
Isn't it essential to know for those who love traveling and exploring new beers worldwide?
A standard pint measurement for beer in the United States equals 16 ounces, while in the UK, South Africa, and New Zealand, a pint of beer equals 20 British Imperial ounces.
It is important to know what you are ordering in American bars and restaurants.
If you have never heard about cheater pints, you might get caught off guard when you get a 14-ounce pint glass instead of 16 ounces of beer. But nobody carries a measuring cup to check how much beer is in their glass!
Also, a standard glass of beer in the States typically contains 12 fluid ounces per serving.
If you are in South Australia, be careful with ordering a pint of beer. You will get served with 425 ml of your favorite beverage.
To get your standard 570 ml or 20 fluid ounces of beer, you should specify "an Imperial pint of beer."
Traveling to Canada seems more complicated for beer lovers since there are two types of pints of beer.
One is as a pint in English equal to ⅛ of a gallon, and another - a pinte in French equal to ¼ of a gallon.
So how much beer you get depends on the language you use to order the beer in a Canadian bar.
Say "a pint of beer" in English and receive 568 ml of beer, or order in French "une pinte de bière" and get served with an imperial quart of 1136 ml.
The rest of the world uses the metric system, where ½ liter of beer is a standard serving size.
But the beer packaging is your best friend when you are in doubt. Here is a handy measurement guide (US system):
|Beer size||Pints||Fluid ounces||Milliliters/Liters|
|Bottle||0.75 pt||12 fl oz||354 mL|
|Can||0.75 pt||12 fl oz||354 mL|
|Draft beer||1 pt||16 fl oz||473 mL|
|Half barrel keg||124 pt||1984 fl oz||58.7 L|
How many ounces in a pint of sour cream
In the US, a pint of sour cream is 16 fluid ounces. However, purchasing sour cream in half-pints equals eight fluid ounces is also possible.
Interestingly, sour cream is measured in liquid ounces, unlike yogurt and honey, similar in consistency are measured in dry ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of ice cream
A standard US pint of ice cream is 16 fluid ounces but still check the package labels.
According to Good Morning America, some ice cream pints aren't a total of 16 ounces: they can be offered in 14 ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of berries
While shopping in a grocery store for berries, it is essential to know how much berries are in a pint.
How many oz in a pint of raspberries? One pint of raspberries is 12 ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of blackberries? One pint of blackberries is around 12-13 ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of gooseberries? One pint of gooseberries is around 12 ounces.
How many ounces in a dry pint of blueberries? One pint of blueberries is about 12 ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of strawberries? One pint of strawberries is 12 ounces.
How many ounces in a pint of cherries? One pint of cherries is 20-24 ounces.
How many cherry tomatoes in a pint? One pint of cherry tomatoes is 11-12 ounces.
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