Do You Really Know How Many Ounces Are in a Pint of Sour Cream? You’ll Be Surprised!

Are you confused with all those different kinds of food measurements? I know that I was. Whenever I’d want to make a new dish, first I had to do some math and convert the measurements.

Only that way I’d get the correct amount of ingredients needed for my recipe. It goes without saying that you really need to learn how to do the conversion (properly) in order to make a perfect lunch, dinner or dessert.

Sour cream

Sour cream

These days I’m trying out recipes with sour cream and I found myself searching: how many ounces are in a pint of sour cream. However, when I found that out, I started looking for different ways on how to convert gallons, ounces, pints, and cups. I wanted to share them with you since these food measurements will be your rescuers when you’re in the middle of making a new dish.

First, I’ll talk about different ways to weigh the ingredients and then I’ll talk about why you should use sour cream in your desserts and dishes. Also, I’ll share my favourite recipe with sour cream that is a breeze to make.

So, are you ready to do some math?

How Many Ounces are in a Pint of Sour Cream?

Well, guys here comes the answer: A pint of sour cream equals 16 fluid ounces. I personally love using ounces, because these are more accurate than other kinds of food measurements. However, if you’re anything like me and you’re making a new dish every day, you know that in the recipes you’ll come across cups, tablespoons, quarts, pints and not just ounces.

But, how the check, could you convert them so you can properly weigh your food? Well, now you will learn. So, are you ready to do some math with me? I promise it’ll be both fun and useful.

You can write these conversions on a piece of paper and place somewhere where you’ll have a quick access to them. That way, you will memorize them faster.


So, let’s start with gallons. A gallon is a unit of measurement that equals to four quarts. When we divide four quarts, we’ll get two pints. Next, when we divide these pints, we’ll get two cups.

If you want to make those meals perfectly, grab a piece of paper and convert these measurements. The final result should be: One gallon equals to four quarts, eight pints, and sixteen cups.

What Can I Use in Place of a ¼ Cup?

In case your recipe is all about cups, don’t worry. Once you learn what you can use instead of a ¼ cup, you’ll do the conversion in a blink of an eye. So, a ¼ cup equals 2 ounces, 12 teaspoons, and 4 tablespoons.


Each pint is equal to two cups. Moreover, each cup is eight fluid ounces. That means that in one pint there are 16 ounces, right?


As far as the ounces are concerned, there is a fluid and dry ounce. Now, let’s see how we can measure both fluid and dry ounces. The first one can be measured with a measuring cup, while to measure the second one you’ll need a scale.

For example, you have to measure 3 fluid ounces. That means, pour it into your measuring cup and stop at the 3-ounce line. Just to point out, you can’t measure fluid ounce on a scale (I hope you didn’t try to do that). The scale is perfect when you want to measure non-fluid ounces.

How Many Ounces are in Two Cups?

If one cup equals 8 fluid ounces, how much two cups will equal? I’m pretty sure that you can figure that out on your own, but the correct answer would be 16 fluid ounces. Moreover, 1 cup equals to 1 half-pint and 16 tablespoons.

What About Ounces and a Coffee Cup?

Since there are a lot of different sizes of coffee cups, it is not possible to say the exact amount of ounces that one cup can hold. However, if we take a U.S. customary cup as an example, we can say that this one equals 8 fluid ounces.

Now, let’s talk about sour cream!

What Will Sour Cream Do To Your Desserts?

In case you’ve never used sour cream in your desserts, pasta, or even sauces, now is the perfect time to try that. Let’s take a look at why you should use it as much as possible.

Not will only sour cream make your meals more delicious, but it’ll also make them perfectly creamy. Since it easily combines with other ingredients, it will create a rich filling for your favourite dessert. Moreover, if you aren’t a fan of buttermilk or milk, sour cream is a perfect substitute for them.

Sour cream is definitely a great choice if you want to keep your hunger cravings at a minimum and stay in shape. You can add it to your branch and your breakfast. Either way, your stomach will love it. Due to proteins, sour cream may contribute to the health of your muscles and bones.

So, not does sour cream is perfect to enhance the taste of your favourite desserts, it is also a great way to keep your body healthier.

Super Yummy Biscuits with Sour Cream

Sour Cream Butter Biscuits

These biscuits are an ideal way to start your day. What I love about them is that you can make them as a salty treat or a sweet treat. Either way, you’ll enjoy the airy and fluffy texture of these biscuits.

Prep Time: 10 min / Cooking Time: around 10 min / Total time: around 20 min / Servings: 12


  • 6 ounces of sour cream (3/4 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Check CircleA pinch of salt
  • Check Circle2 cups all-purpose flour (1 pint)
  • Check Circle½ ounce water
  • Check CircleA pinch of sugar


  • 1In a larger bowl add salt, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until well-combined and then add sour cream. Mix until you get a soft dough. You can always add more water, if necessary.
  • 2Let your hands be well floured, so the dough won’t stick when you start shaping it into lovely round biscuit shapes.
  • 3Bake at 230 degrees for around 10 minutes. Let biscuits cool for a while. You can serve them with a cup of coffee.

If you want to enhance the flavour of these biscuits you can add cheddar cheese. However, if you’re looking for a little bit sweetness in your life, you can add strawberries. Serve them warm, in order to fully enjoy their taste.

In case you want something sweeter, here you’ll find out how to make a delicious cake with sour cream.


Hopefully, you’re now ready to weigh the ingredients perfectly in order to make lovely dishes with sour cream. Let me remind you that in a pint of sour cream, you’ll find 16 fluid ounces. Make a note and place it on your fridge, so you can memorize the food measurements faster.

Have you also found some types of food measurements? What is your favourite recipe with sour cream? Let me know!

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