They say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But how much is a spoonful? Then again, how much is a cupful? These are Canadian (metric) measures (which are the same as UK ones)–if you’re using cup measures from other countries, check the milliletre equivalents and go on from there.

In spoons

1/8 teaspoon 0.63 ml
1/4 teaspoon 1.25 ml
1/2 teaspoon 2.5 ml
2/3 teaspoon 3.33 ml
3/4 teaspoon 3.75 ml
1 teaspoon 5 ml
1 dessertspoon 10 ml
1 tablespoon 15 ml

In cups

1/8 cup 30 ml
1/4 cup 60 ml
1/3 cup 80 ml
1/2 cup 125 ml
2/3 cup 165 ml
3/4 cup 190 ml
1 cup 250 ml
2 cups 500 ml
3 cups 750 ml
4 cups 1 L