Tempura Shrimp - Whipping Siphon

These whipping siphon tempura shrimp are undeniably crispier and lighter than traditional tempura. Take your tempura to a new level by using a whipping siphon to make your batter.  It’s easy and creates perfect results every time!

This recipe is for Shrimp, yet you can use the batter to make any type of tempura using your favorite seafood and vegetables.

Shrimp tempura on a skewer with a red ball inserted into a modern black skewer server.

Sauces for tempura are limitless.  For this shrimp recipe, I used a hot and sour sauce.  Yet the simplest of sauces such as Soy and Teriyaki work beautifully as well.  I am a huge fan of hot oriental mustard and that is another dip that will add another dimension to your tempura.

Have fun and take your batter to the next level by making this whipping siphon tempura!

Shrimp tempura on a skewer with a red ball inserted into a modern black skewer server.

Tempura Batter - Whipping Siphon

Foodie de Froid
Servings 1.25 cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
This tempura batter recipe is undeniably crispier, crunchier, and lighter than traditional versions. This batter is aerated in your whipping siphon, which creates that delicate and crisp batter.
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  • 1 cup water cold or ice water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp sea salt fine


  • Whisk together the flour and the salt. Pour water into a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the water and whisk it to form a batter. It is normal to have lumps.
    1 cup water, 1 cup all-purpose flour, ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Strain the batter through a fine mesh sieve and funnel it into the whipping siphon, ensuring it does not exceed the maximum fill line.
  • Screw on one soda charger. Shake the siphon vigorously a dozen times.
  • At this point, it is ready to use, or your can refrigerate it for up to one day.
  • Your batter should look in appearance like fizzy soft whipped cream. Dip lightly floured pieces of seafood or vegetables into the batter and fry at 360 °F for 2 minutes or until the food is cooked through and the batter is crispy and golden brown.

Kitchen Equipment

fine mesh sieve &I funnel


Ensure your water is very cold for the batter to be at it's best. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Japanese
Calories 320


Serving: 1.25cupsCalories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 10gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 475mgPotassium: 0.1mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gCalcium: 70mgIron: 3mg
Keyword batter, tempura, whipping siphon
Have you made this recipe? We'd love to hear how it was!

De Froid Tip: Play with your Arrangments

With the size of the black skewer holders and the shrimp itself, I could skewer 9 of them to fit comfortably.  Yet if you compare the two photos (above and below), you will get a different feel from each of the slightly different presentations.  

In the photo above, I arranged the two black holders to fit inside each other’s curves and form a square.  I set them side by side in the lower image for a long line of shrimp tempuras.  

There is no right way, yet when you begin to experiment, you will find little tweaks can make a dramatic difference in your presentation and your guests’ experience.

Shrimp tempura on a skewer with a red ball inserted into a modern black skewer server.

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