Question by  cheermomshannon (21)

What does it mean when a recipe gives measurements in "cc?"

Is there an equivalent?


Answer by  canospamo (87)

Recipes using metric measures for liquid ingredients will abbreviate cubic centimeters (aka milliliters), as "cc"s. a u.S. fluid ounce is approximately 30 ccs.


Answer by  CookingSomethingGood (78)

This is an abbreviation for cubic centimeters, to calculate a proper equivalent you must know that there are 1000 cubic centimeters in a liter which means that one "cc" is a milliliter, and one milliliter is equal to 0.034 US fluid ounces, or roughly half of a teaspoon's worth of volume.


Answer by  sfuhrman (46)

The unit cc stands for cubic centimeters. An equivalent would be 1 milliliter. The abbreviation for this is ml. A recipe calling for this would usually say ml instead of cubic centimeter or "cc's." I have not ever heard a recipe ask for cubic centimeters. This is mostly a medical term.


Answer by  Proth (155)

CC stands for Cubic Centimeter. It's a VOLUME measurement. A 5 CC syringe for example, will hold ~5ml of liquid in it.

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