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Standard measurements for Ice Cream Making

Porcelain Measuring Cups

porcelain measuring cups

This is a work in progress but will contain all the measurements and equivalents I can think of that pertain to making ice cream.

US Standards of Measurements

Ice Cream Quantities

1 scoop of ice cream is roughly 1/2 cup.

1 serving of ice cream is the same, 1/2 cup.

There are 2 cups in a pint  or 4 scoops of ice cream.

There are 4 cups/2 pints in a quart  so 8 scoops of ice cream.

There are 6 cups/3 pints or 12 scoops in 1.5 quarts of ice cream.

There are 8 cups/ 4 pints or 16 scoops in 2 quarts of ice cream.

Tablespoons to Cups

Tbs Cups
1 1/16
2 1/8
4 1/4
8 1/2


Measurement equivalents

1 1/2 t 1/2 T
3 t 1 T
2 cups 1 pint
4 cups 1 quart
4 quarts 1 gallon

Half and Half can be approximated by combining 3 cups of whole milk with 1 cup of heavy cream.

Freezer bowl style machines vary between 1 and 2 quarts capacity.

Know your machines capacity!

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