If you enjoy cooking then you have probably wondered why some recipes use ounces while others use milliliters. It’s confusing, and sometimes, it can throw off an entire cooking process. This is why I tend to want to convert units, either from ml to ounces, or vice versa.
When trying to work out conversions, I usually find myself with the same amount of 750 ml, and so I ask, how many ounces in 750 ml? This is a question that comes up quite often. Today I want to solve it and other questions regarding ounces and milliliters.
Let’s find out more!
Really, how many ounces is 750 ml?
To be accurate, 750 ml is exactly 25.36 fluid ounces, or most commonly rounded to 25.4 ounces.
Milliliters are part of the metric system, unlike ounces which are part of the US imperial system. Most recipes and chefs around the world will likely write and think using ml instead of oz. However, it is important to know both.
If you are wondering why use 750 ml as the guide? Well, it’s simple, almost all wine bottles and spirit bottles come in 750 ml, and thus you may find them listed somewhere in a cocktail recipe or similar.
If you are either making your own drink, or recipe, and like many of us, think in ounces, you should always keep in mind this conversion of 750 ml to ounces. You may even be able to chip in at the next cocktail party you attend and know the measurements by memory!
When To Use Milliliters or Ounces
Because the metric system has few measure units, it is easier to use, which is why almost the entire world uses it. For volume measurements, we use either smaller units like milliliters or liters for bigger liquids.
Regularly, milliliters are used for liquids measuring up to 1000 ml, otherwise, the liter is used. When you see ml in a recipe, it will be almost always referring to a liquid, as this measure unit is practically never used for solid foods.
What to Use to Measure Ounces and Milliliters
Equipment is essential in a kitchen. You may already have the necessary tools to measure volume correctly, but it goes without saying that if you are converting something like 750 ml to ounces, then you must have the right equipment piece.
Here’s the most essential thing you need to use for measuring ml and ounces at the same time:
- Measuring cup: almost all of these have both metric and imperial measure units written on them–if you are in the US. You can even get bigger or smaller sizes in one set to have in handy whenever you need them.
Using a measuring cup is fairly easy, just make sure you look at the outside of the cup and not the inside. Look at it from your eye level, don’t hold it up to you, as moving it will likely change the accurate measure because it won’t be steady.
Also, use glass if possible. It’s been proven that heated plastic is toxic, but when you are cooking you may want to measure hot liquids, such as melted butter. At the same time, when you look at the levels, the glass ones are easier to pin down and the numbers written on them tend to last longer as well.
Let’s Get Cooking!
By now you know that either ml or oz are common units when talking about liquid ingredients. Logically, you will see them in broths, soups, cocktails, and stews. But you will most certainly see them in other recipes and even in baking.
Here are some examples of delicious dishes where you can find oz or ml:
- 700 ml (23.7 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 onion
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 30 ml (1 oz) olive oil
- 650 g (1 lb) ground beef/pork/turkey
- 50 ml chopped parsley
- 500 g (1 lb) ricotta
- 1 egg
- Handful fresh basil
- 1 box lasagna pasta
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook lasagna pasta according to package instructions. While it is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic and onions. Add meat and cook until browned.
- When meat looks brown, add tomato sauce and simmer in low-medium heat for about 5 minutes. While you do this, combine ricotta cheese with the egg and basil.
- In a baking pan or dish, spread ⅓ of the sauce, top with 3 pasta sheets, put ⅓ more sauce on top and add 3 more pasta sheets. Spread the cheese on top and put another 3 pasta sheets on top. Lastly, add more sauce and top with last sheets left.
- Cover with foil and bake for about 40 minutes at 350°F. Let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- 30 ml (1.01 oz) melted butter
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 250 ml (8.5 oz) milk
- 30 g unsweetened chocolate
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 5 ml (0.2 oz) vanilla extract
- Melt your butter in a saucepan over medium heat, once melted add the flour until mixed completely. Separately, heat milk until it is almost boiling. Add chocolate and sugar, stir until dissolved and then add milk mixture to flour.
- Beat egg yolks and add ½ of the chocolate mixture. Then add this new mixture to the remaining chocolate one and stir over in low heat until it thickens.
- When the mixture is cool, add the vanilla extract. Beat the egg whites and throw into the chocolate mixture.
- Prepare your souffle dish with butter and sugar, add the mixture and bake at 350°F for around 20 minutes, or until the souffle has risen and it’s rigid.
Get Ready to Use Your Cooking Skills
You know now that converting 750 ml to ounces means having accurate equipment. But in case you aren’t sure and you are wondering, how many ounces in 750 ml? Then you can think back to the 25.4 oz conversion I did today.
I know using the metric or imperial system can seem confusing, but it is really not. Next time you encounter either one, just use your conversion skills, or measuring cup, and know that most likely you’re working with liquids.
Did you like the recipe samples I gave you? Have you encountered oz when you know ml or vice versa? Tell me what you think!