Scale, Half and Double Quantity Amounts in a Recipe (Chart)

I was trying to quickly scale a recipe, and found this old chart hidden among my recipe files.  I thought it might come in handy for those that are looking to do the same.

Original Recipe Measure Half Scaled Measure Double Scaled Measure
1/8 tsp. Dash or Pinch 1/4 tsp.
1/4 tsp. 1/8 tsp. 1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp. 1/4 tsp. 1 tsp.
1 tsp. 1/2 tsp. 2 tsp.
1 1/4 tsp. 5/8 tsp. 2 1/2 tsp.
1 1/2 tsp. 3/4 tsp. 3 tsp. (1 tbsp.)
1 3/4 tsp. 7/8 tsp. 3 1/2 tsp.
2 tsp. 1 tsp. 4 tsp.
2 1/2 tsp. 1 1/4 tsp. 5 tsp.
1 tbsp. 1 1/2 tsp (1/2 tbsp.) 2 tbsp.
1 1/2 tbsp. 1 1/4 tsp. 3 tbsp.
2 tbsp. (1/8 cup) 1 tbsp. 1/4 cup
3 tbsp. 1 1/2 tbsp. (4 1/2 tsp.) 6 tbsp.
4 tbsp. (1/4 cup, or 2 fl. oz.) 2 tbsp. 1/2 cup
1/3 cup 2 tbsp. + 2 tsp. 2/3 cup
1/2 cup (4 fl. oz.) 1/4 cup 1 cup
2/3 cup 1/3 cup 1 1/3 cups
3/4 cup 3 tbsp. 1 1/2 cups
1 cup (1/2 pint) 1/2 cup 2 cups
1 1/4 cups 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. 2 1/2 cups
1 1/3 cups 10 tbsp. + 2 tsp. 2 2/3 cups
1 1/2 cups 3/4 cup 3 cups
1 2/3 cups 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup 3 1/3 cups
1 3/4 cups 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp. 3 1/2 cups
2 cups (1 pint) 1 cup 4 cups (1 quart)
2 1/2 cups 1 1/4 cups 5 cups
3 cups (1 1/2 pints) 1 1/2 cups 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts)
3 1/2 cups 1 3/4 cups 7 cups
4 cups (2 pints, or 1 quart) 2 cups (1 pint) 8 cups (1/2 gal.)
4 1/2 cups 2 1/4 cups 9 cups
5 cups (1 1/4 quarts) 2 1/2 cups 10 cups (2 1/2 quarts)
5 1/2 cups 2 3/4 cups 11 cups
6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) 3 cups (1 1/2 pints) 12 cups (3 quarts)
7 cups (1 3/4 quarts) 3 1/2 cups 14 cups
8 cups (2 quarts, or 1/2 gal.) 4 cups (1 quart) 1 gal.
10 cups (2 1/2 quarts) 5 cups 5 quarts
3 quarts (3/4 gal.) 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) 1 1/2 gal.
14 cups (3 1/2 quarts) 7 cups 7 quarts
1 gal. 1/2 gal. 2 gal.
2 gal. 1 gal. 4 gal.

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14 Responses to Scale, Half and Double Quantity Amounts in a Recipe (Chart)

  1. Jhawk1529 says:

    Thank you very much!!!! It is exactly what I was search online for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Karen

  2. Lawdy says:

    Hi Karen,
    I’m glad you found this handy. I used it myself this weekend, too.

    When I found it in my files, I immediately knew somebody out there would need a chart like this.

  3. Tina says:

    omg thank you so much I was losing my mind!! I need to go back to school!! lol!

  4. Kristin says:

    This is a GREAT REFERENCE!! Well done you!!! Many thanks!

  5. Stacy Sheehan says:

    This is awesome I will be using it a lot, especially since my math is terrible. thank you

  6. David says:

    OMG! I can’t tell you how useful this will be someone new at cooking like myself! Thank you so much! You just saved me a LOT of money! ;)

  7. George says:

    Thank you so much. I was looking for that website.

  8. Peggy says:

    I’ve always had trouble with fractions and this chart makes it so easy working with recipes. Thank you so much!!

  9. Keisha says:

    Awesome! Thanks!! Usedit for kids homework.

  10. christy says:

    thank you!! the site really helps me out.. I saved it in my bookmarks in my phone for future use..

  11. Jalini says:

    I wish you had 3 1/4 cups halved, then it would be more useful

  12. Faye Green says:

    Thank you so much I added your site to my favorites so I could go back when I need to…Math has always been my weakness. could you add for triple and quadruple recipes and also for larger quantities 10X;s or more for larger social gatherings.
    My church has a luncheon after services and I was picked to make couple side and one main dish for 60 to 80 people. I have until July 20,2014 to do something.

  13. Rose Reyes says:

    So glad I found this was very helpful

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