How Many Ounces In a Pint, Exactly?

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Odette Published: September 15, 2021 Modified: October 13, 2021
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Have you ever had a hard time discerning how many ounces in a pint there are? You’re not alone. After all, we know that baking can be challenging and, at times, confusing. What more if you’re trying to understand a measurement that’s unfamiliar to you? If you’re trying to bake your chocolate cupcake recipe, then you want to have precise measurements for it to come out good. Two of the most common measurements you’ll find in cookbooks are ounces and pint.

But before you get right into baking and measuring your blueberries and milk, you have to know how many ounces in a pint there are. Luckily, we have the complete guide to help you on converting ounces to a pint for both dry and fluid. So better save this page for the next time you make another batch of tasty dessert!

For more measurement guides, check our article on How Many Cups in a Quart, a Pint, and a Gallon? 

How Many Ounces In a Pint?

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Different countries measure pint differently, that is because they use different measurement systems. Those two measurement systems are the British Imperial unit of measurement and the United States customary. We will discuss the latter.

The word pint is more often associated with beer than it is to ounces. That said, it is also used in measuring fluids. The problem is, different countries measure pint differently. The US customary pint is also smaller than the imperial pint. Also, some measuring cups have a measuring guide for ounces, but they don’t have one for pint.

But what is a pint, exactly? A pint (pt) is a unit of liquid equal to one-half of a cup. So, how many ounces are there in a pint? To be exact, a US pint has exactly 16 fluid ounces (fl oz). If a pint has 16 fluid ounces, how many ounces are there in a half-pint? Remember, you just have to cut the amount in half, so that would be eight fluid ounces. So easy to remember, right?

For the full conversion guide, see the list below.

  • 16 fl oz = 1 pt
  • 14 fl oz = ⅞ pt
  • 12 fl oz = ¾ pt
  • 10 fl oz = ⅝ pt
  • 8 fl oz = ½ pt
  • 6 fl oz = ⅜ pt
  • 4 fl oz = ¼ pt
  • 2 fl oz = ⅛ pt

Want to know how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? Find out in this article on How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon? (With Conversion Chart!)

How Many Ounces in a Pint of Beer?

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We did say that pint has more in common with beer than it is to ounces, so we’re left with the question: how many ounces in a pint of beer is there? It should be 16 ounces like we said. However, when in doubt, you can always check the beer packaging instead. Then, simply convert using our handy measurement guide above!

The US also uses a non-metric scale for temperature, Fahrenheit. If you need to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius or vice versa, check out this article on 180 C to F: Oven Temperature Guide (With Conversion Chart!).

How Many Ounces in a Pint of Sour Cream?

Sour cream is an ingredient commonly used in baking. It is used to make a simple sour cream cake or this coffee cake recipe if you want something more elevated. That said, recipes can be confusing when they include measuring ingredients such as this. Do you consider it liquid or not? The truth is, sour cream is neither liquid nor solid, so it can be a little hard to measure.

Again, a pint in the US is 16 ounces. And that goes the same for sour cream. But the easiest way you can measure sour cream is by using your measuring cup. But it’s important to remember to measure it differently with liquids too. After pouring the sour cream into the measuring cup, we recommend tapping the cup on the kitchen counter to remove air bubbles. Then level it out so you get exactly 16 ounces.

How Many Ounces in a Dry Pint?

Another key point we have to discuss is dry pint. Dry pint is different from a measuring fluid pint. This is because solid food has different densities. For instance, a pint of blueberry and a pint of chocolate chips will have different weight, although both are measured using a pint. Since blueberries occupy more space, you need to put little blueberries in a pint. Compare this to using chocolate chips where you can completely utilize the space.

A dry pint is equal to 18.618 or 18.62 ounces. With that in mind, here’s a more detailed conversion for ounces to dry pint:

  • 1 oz = 0.05371 pt
  • 10 oz= 0.5371 pt
  • 20 oz = 1.07421 pt
  • 30 oz = 1.61131 pt
  • 40 oz = 2.14842 pt
  • 50 oz = 2.68552 pt
  • 100 oz = 5.37104 pt
  • 200 oz = 10.74209 pt
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How Many Ounces in a Pint of Blueberries?

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Like we said, measuring dry pint compared to a fluid pint is different because of the weight and volume of the food. So, a pint of blueberries should be around 12 ounces or more.

Unsurprisingly, you don’t have to be afraid to fill the pint container to the brim. In cups, a pint of blueberries is equivalent to two cups. So use your measuring cups if you want to be a little more accurate.

United States Customary vs Imperial Fluid Ounces

Earlier we talked about United States customary and imperial fluid ounces. If you’re not following the metric system, then you’re following either of these two. Although seemingly identical, there’s still a difference between them. A pint in the imperial system is 20 fluid ounces. While in the US customary measurement is only 16 ounces. This means that the US pint is smaller than the imperial pint.

Below you’ll find a more clear difference between the two.

  • 1 fluid pt (US) = 16 fl oz (US)
  • 1 dry pt (US) = 18.618 or 18.62 fl oz (US)
  • 1 pt (UK) = 20 fl oz (UK)

Knowing How Many Ounces In a Pint Is a Handy Skill In the Kitchen

Learning how to convert measurements can be a bother to some, especially home cooks. But soon you’ll find out that knowing how to convert ounces to a pint can be a handy skill to have in the kitchen. It will save you from getting confused when reading cookbooks and recipes from the Internet, especially if the measurements are unknown to your country. So now coupled with our conversion guide, you can convert measurements without sweat! So, save this page for the next time you make your favorite dessert!

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Odette is a content writer and proofreader by day, and living her inner artist as a poet and singer by night. She's also a former member of a publication who she now mentors from time to time. She likes how sharing a tiny bit of her life and her journey can help others in return. And because she is a curl embassador, she finds joy in empowering fellow curlies to embrace their natural curls. She also loves doing random acts of service to people she loves by cooking for them during her free time. This girl loves anything pasta and French cuisine though she just went through her Japanese and Korean cuisine phase.

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