When ice cream is eaten freshly made, there is not a problem with it becoming too hard. Homemade ice cream is best eaten after its initially hardening time because the consistency will be best for scooping and the flavor is always best when it is fresh. If it cannot be eaten after a couple of hours of hardening, it can remain in the freezer and eaten later but it may have a tendency to harden more than desired. See more homemade ice cream tips
and advice that may help prevent the ice cream from hardening too much.
If you will be storing the homemade ice in the freezer for a while before serving, keep these tips in mind when making your next batch of homemade ice cream. If the ice cream does freeze too hard for scooping, allow it to sit out on the counter for 10 minutes before trying to serve it.