There are **2 cups **in a pint.

**How many cups in a pint?** This is a common question that you may encounter when cooking or baking. Most recipes will call for cups, but some may use pints. If it gets confusing, this guide is for you. Here you will learn everything about pint and cup conversions.

The chart up here will make it easy to remember how many cups is one pint. The large **G** stands for **Gallon**, the **Qs** stand for **Quarts**, the **Ps** stand for **Pints**, and the **Cs** stand for **Cups**. As we can clearly see from our *cup pint quart gallon* chart:

- There are 2 cups in 1 pint
- One cup is a ½ of 1 pint

## What is a cup?

A cup is a unit of volume in the imperial system, equal to 8 fluid ounces. In recipes, you may find cups under abbreviations like "C" or "c". Depending on the purpose, there are dry cups and liquid cups. The former are used for measuring dry ingredients and are about 0.16 ounces larger than liquid cups, which measure liquid ingredients. If you are wondering *"is 1 cup how many pints?"*, the answer is half. There are 2 cups in a pint, so 1 cup equal ½ pint.

## What is a pint?

A pint is a unit of volume, equivalent to 16 fluid ounces in the US system. In recipes, abbreviations like "pt" or "p" are common. There are 2 cups in a pint, making it a versatile measurement in cooking and baking. The word "pint" comes from Ancient Rome, from the word "*pincta*", a mark to measure ⅛ gallon. Still nowadays, there are 8 pints in a gallon.

## Imperial pint or US pint?

An important differentiation shall be made, when speaking about pints. There are two types of pint: **US Pints** and **Imperial Pints** in the UK. Imperial pints contain 20 liquid ounces and are 4 oz larger than US pints, which measure 16 fluid ounces. If the recipe uses pints in combination with grams, they're likely imperial pints. In case other ingredients are measured in cups, they must be US pints.

## Dry pint or liquid pint?

There is a slight difference between a dry and a liquid pint. The former measures dry ingredients while the latter measures liquid ingredients. If you recall that dry cups are a bit larger than liquid cups, then dry pints must be a bit larger too. Nevertheless, the one pint cup conversion remains the same. There are still 2 cups in a pint, no matter if you are measuring dry or liquid ingredients.

## How many cups in half pint?

There is one cup in half pint. Understanding the conversion of ½ pint in cups is easy, if you remember that there are 2 cups in a pint. The relation between pint and cup can be explain with two simple equations:

**C = P x 2****P = C / 2**

**How many cups in 2 pints?**

There are 4 cups in 2 pints (or one quart).

**How many cups in a quart?**

There are 4 cups in a quart. Since one quart contains two pints and one pint is equivalent to 2 cups, you'll forever remember how many cups in a quart.

**How many ounces in a cup?**

A cup contains 8 fluid ounces.

**One pint is how many ounces?**

There are 16 fluid ounces in a pint, according to the US measurement system. In the Imperial system, one pint is 20 ounces.

## Summary: How many cups in a pint?

There are 2 cups in 1 pint. One cup is 8 ounces and one pint is 16 ounces.

Gallons |
Quarts |
Pints |
Cups |
US Fluid Ounces |
Liters |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1/64 | 1/16 | ⅛ | ¼ | 2 | 0.059 |

1/32 | ⅛ | ¼ | ½ | 4 | 0.118 |

1/16 | ¼ | ½ | 1 | 8 | 0.236 |

⅛ | ½ | 1 | 2 | 16 | 0.473 |

¼ | 1 | 2 | 4 | 32 | 0.946 |

½ | 2 | 4 | 8 | 64 | 1.893 |

1 | 4 | 8 | 16 | 128 | 3.785 |