When I Don’t Have a Measuring Cup, How Can I Measure 2/3 of a Cup?

You may calculate the equivalent of a 2/3 cup in ounces (5 1/3), pints (1/3) and tablespoons (10 plus 2 teaspoons). If you don’t have any measuring devices, you can measure around one cup using the size of your fist; then, divide it into thirds and throw away one third.

Think about comparable measurements

5 1/3 fluid ounces, a 1/3 pint, and 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons are the equivalents of a 2/3 cup. The employment of additional measuring tools, such as a liquid measuring cup or measuring spoons, is made possible by being aware of these equivalent measurements.

based on measurements of known sizes

Your fist or a baseball is around the size of one cup. Based on that size, you can estimate a measurement, divide it into thirds, and then throw away one third.

Verify the package’s markings

Measurement markings can frequently be found on ingredient packages, such as those for butter and cream cheese. For an accurate measurement, simply cut the product along the marking.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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