Sugar Substitutes Conversion Chart

Sweet'N Low

In recipes for sweetened sauces and beverages, all the sugar can be replaced with Sweet'N Low™. However, recipes for most baked goods require sugar for proper volume and texture. For best results, experiment by substituting half the amount of sugar in a recipe with the sweetening equivalence of Sweet'N Low™.

Sweet'N Low™ Conversion
Granulated Sugar Sweet'N Low Packets Sweet N'Low Bulk Sweet N' Low Liquid
1/4 cup 6 2 tsp 1 1/2 tsp
1/3 cup 8 2 1/2 tsp 2 tsp
1/2 cup 12 4 tsp 1 Tbsp
1 cup 24 8 tsp 2 Tbsp

Equal® sweetens like sugar, but its cooking properties are different. Equal® works very well in fruit pies; however, cakes, cookies and pastries depend on sugar for bulk, tenderness, and browning, properties that sugar alternatives don't have. When cooking with Equal®, use recipes designed for Equal® or add to recipes after removing from heat to maintain sweetness. Prolonged cooking at high heat levels may result in some loss of sweetness.


Conversion Chart
Sugar Equal Packets Equal for Recipes Equal Spoonful
2 tsp 1 1/4 tsp 2 tsp
1 Tbsp 1.5 1/2 tsp 1 Tbsp
1/4 cup 6 1 3/4 tsp 1/4 cup
1/3 cup 8 2 1/2 tsp  1/3 cup
1/2 cup 12 3 1/2 tsp  1/2 cup

3/4 cup

18 5 1/2 tsp  3/4 cup
1 cup 24 7 1/4 tsp  1 cup
1 lb 57 5 Tbsp + 2 tsp  2 1/4 cups


1/33 of a teaspoon of stevia (liquid) (same as mini-spoon included in Sweetvia 1 oz. bottle) = 1 teaspoon sugar. 1/4 to 1/3 of a regular teaspoon of stevia (White Powder Extract Only) = 1 cup sugar. The stevia powder referred to in this chart is the pure form, or the liquid made from the pure powder. Please note that the stevia substitution amount may vary by brand.

Stevia Conversion Chart
Sugar Stevia Powder Stevia Liquid
1 cup 1 tsp 1 tsp
1 Tbsp. 1/4 tsp 6 to 9 drops
1 tsp 1/16 tsp 2 to 4 drops


EDITOR'S NOTE: The sweetener Splenda is not included on this list, as it measures cup for cup like sugar.


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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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