Add the powdered gelatin and the water to a small dish and mix. Allow to sit while you work on the rest of the recipe
In a small sauce pan, add the coconut milk, mape syrup, vanilla bean and salt and bring to a low simmer
Once the gelatin is dissolved in the water, about ten minutes (it should feel slightly spongey to the touch and be an opaque color), add to the warm coconut milk and stir until dissolved
If using vanilla bean, I recommend slightly chilling the panna cotta before placing in glasses to suspend the vanilla bean specks. To create an ice bath, take a large bowl (larger than your suace pot) and fill it half way with ice and cold water. Place your sauce pot into the ice and water mixture. Stir the pudding with a whisk until it starts to thicken and the vanilla specks are mixed well throughout. Once slightly thickened, pour into four glasses, cover and chill in the fridge for four hours.